William I of Württemberg

1781 - 1864

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William I (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Karl; 27 September 1781 – 25 June 1864) was King of Württemberg from 30 October 1816 until his death. Upon William's accession, Württemberg was suffering crop failures and famine in the "Year Without a Summer", in 1816. After taking office, he initiated sweeping reforms, resulting in the approval of the Estates of Württemberg to a constitution on 25 September 1819. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William I of Württemberg has received more than 264,913 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). William I of Württemberg is the 3,531st most popular politician (up from 3,669th in 2019), the 199th most popular biography from Poland (up from 222nd in 2019) and the 50th most popular Polish Politician.

William I of Württemberg is most famous for being the first king of the Kingdom of Württemberg, which was a German state in the 19th century.

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Among politicians, William I of Württemberg ranks 3,531 out of 15,710Before him are Sigeric, Liu Bian, Louis V, Duke of Bavaria, Emperor Ku, Ferdinand II of León, and Hisham I of Córdoba. After him are Wei Zhongxian, John George, Elector of Brandenburg, Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Shigeru Yoshida, Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal, and Boris II of Bulgaria.

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Among people born in 1781, William I of Württemberg ranks 14Before him are Adelbert von Chamisso, Stamford Raffles, David Brewster, Achim von Arnim, Anton Diabelli, and Frederica of Baden. After him are Mauro Giuliani, Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Joseph Karl Stieler, Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este, and Johann Baptist von Spix. Among people deceased in 1864, William I of Württemberg ranks 12Before him are Vuk Karadžić, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, Cheoljong of Joseon, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, and Leo von Klenze. After him are Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois, John Hanning Speke, Princess Charlotte of Denmark, Hong Tianguifu, Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, and David Roberts.

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Among people born in Poland, William I of Württemberg ranks 199 out of 1,231Before him are Catherine Opalińska (1680), Frederick I of Württemberg (1754), John I Albert (1459), Stanisława Walasiewicz (1911), Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), and Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889). After him are Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749), Albert Marth (1828), Arnold Zweig (1887), Ernst Kummer (1810), Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881), and Józef Gosławski (1908).


Among politicians born in Poland, William I of Württemberg ranks 50Before him are Hans Lammers (1879), Ida Haendel (1928), Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676), Frederick I of Württemberg (1754), John I Albert (1459), and Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086). After him are Bolesław Bierut (1892), Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1785), Mieszko II Lambert (990), Casimir I the Restorer (1016), Hans Modrow (1928), and Victor Klemperer (1881).