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Aegidius (died 464 or 465) was ruler of the short-lived Kingdom of Soissons from 461–464/465 AD. Before his ascension, he became magister militum per Gallias (Master of the Soldiers for Gaul) serving under Majorian, in 458 AD. An ardent supporter of Majorian, Aegidius rebelled against Ricimer when he assassinated Majorian and replaced him with Libius Severus; Aegidius may have pledged his allegiance to Leo I, the Eastern Roman Emperor. Aegidius repeatedly threatened to invade Italy and dethrone Libius Severus, but never actually launched such an invasion; historians have suggested he was unwilling to launch an invasion due to the pressure of the Visigoths, or else because it would leave Gaul exposed. Aegidius launched several campaigns against the Visigoths and the Burgundians, recapturing Lyons from the Burgundians in 458, and routing the Visigoths at the Battle of Orleans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aegidius has received more than 99,908 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Aegidius is the 450th most popular military personnel (up from 452nd in 2019), the 1,296th most popular biography from France (up from 1,325th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular French Military Personnel.

Aegidius was a bishop of the 5th century, who was famous for his role in the Council of Ephesus.

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Among military personnels, Aegidius ranks 450 out of 1,466Before him are Franz von Hipper, Viktor Kulikov, Conon, Nicolas Chauvin, Saburō Sakai, and Gustav Horn, Count of Pori. After him are Gongsun Zan, Hans Baur, Vjekoslav Luburić, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, He Jin, and Alfred Redl.

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Among people born in 450, Aegidius ranks 12Before him are Ildibad, Gunthamund, Thrasamund, Eraric, Emperor Kenzō, and Gesalec. After him are Emperor Keitai, Gondioc, Dhu Nuwas, Jamasp, Rechila, and Avitus of Vienne. Among people deceased in 465, Aegidius ranks 2Before him is Libius Severus. After him is Valamir.

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Among people born in France, Aegidius ranks 1,296 out of 5,234Before him are Michel Verne (1861), Louis, Count of Évreux (1276), François Louis, Prince of Conti (1664), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), and Antonio I, Prince of Monaco (1661). After him are Pierre Louis Dulong (1785), Paul Gachet (1828), Raymond Poulidor (1936), Robert de Sorbon (1201), Joseph Bédier (1864), and Everard des Barres (1113).


Among military personnels born in France, Aegidius ranks 52Before him are Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762), Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), Guillaume Brune (1763), Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), and Nicolas Chauvin (1790). After him are Pierre Cambronne (1770), Heinz Harmel (1906), Walter Krüger (1890), Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Jean Maximilien Lamarque (1770), and Bob Denard (1929).