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Alexandre Colonna-Walewski

1810 - 1868

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Alexandre Florian Joseph, Count Colonna-Walewski (French pronunciation: ​[alɛksɑ̃dʁ kɔlɔna valɛvski]; Polish: Aleksander Florian Józef Colonna-Walewski; 4 May 1810 – 27 September 1868), was a Polish and French politician and diplomat, best known for his position as Foreign Minister of France under Napoleon III and for his diplomatic efforts presiding the Congress of Paris that created peace in the Crimean War and laid the base for modern international law of the sea with the Paris Declaration Respecting Maritime Law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandre Colonna-Walewski has received more than 278,852 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Alexandre Colonna-Walewski is the 2,614th most popular politician (down from 2,540th in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Poland (down from 146th in 2019) and the 38th most popular Polish Politician.

Alexandre Colonna-Walewski was a Polish nobleman and politician. He was the son of Countess Maria Walewska and Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Among politicians, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski ranks 2,614 out of 15,577Before him are Boris Shcherbina, Auguste Beernaert, Constantine III, Fulvia, Anna of Tyrol, and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark. After him are Iziaslav I of Kiev, Li Hongzhang, Muršili II, Muhammad bin Tughluq, Petronilla of Aragon, and Charles III of Navarre.

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Among people born in 1810, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski ranks 11Before him are P. T. Barnum, Theodor Schwann, Alfred de Musset, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Éliphas Lévi, and Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans. After him are Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, Nikolay Pirogov, Otto Nicolai, Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Ernst Kummer, and Elizabeth Gaskell. Among people deceased in 1868, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski ranks 9Before him are James Buchanan, August Ferdinand Möbius, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Mongkut, William T. G. Morton, and August Schleicher. After him are David Brewster, Mihailo Obrenović, James Brooke, James Mayer de Rothschild, Adalbert Stifter, and Okita Sōji.

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Among people born in Poland, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski ranks 150 out of 1,454Before him are Władysław Gomułka (1905), Erich Mendelsohn (1887), Casimir Funk (1884), Daniel Libeskind (1946), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), and Johann Gustav Droysen (1808). After him are Georg Michaelis (1857), Udo Lattek (1935), Christa Wolf (1929), Hanna Schygulla (1943), Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), and Jerzy Kukuczka (1948).


Among politicians born in Poland, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski ranks 38Before him are Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), Władysław I the Elbow-high (1260), Donald Tusk (1957), Isabella Jagiellon (1519), Maxim Litvinov (1876), and Władysław Gomułka (1905). After him are Georg Michaelis (1857), Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), Władysław Anders (1892), Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884), Bolesław Bierut (1892), and Henry II the Pious (1196).