Alfred Dreyfus

1859 - 1935

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Alfred Dreyfus ( DRAY-fəs, also US: DRY-, French: [alfʁɛd dʁɛfys]; 9 October 1859 – 12 July 1935) was a French artillery officer of Jewish ancestry whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most controversial and polarizing political dramas in modern French history. The incident has gone down in history as the Dreyfus Affair, the reverberations from which were felt throughout Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Dreyfus has received more than 1,344,635 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Alfred Dreyfus is the 28th most popular military personnel (up from 56th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from France (up from 231st in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 28 out of 1,466. Before him are Friedrich Paulus, Oda Nobunaga, Cesare Borgia, Simo Häyhä, Vercingetorix, and Ratko Mladić. After him are Roland, Douglas MacArthur, Jochi, Tariq ibn Ziyad, Flavius Aetius, and T. E. Lawrence.

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Among people born in 1859, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 9Before him are Henri Bergson, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, John Dewey, Edmund Husserl, and Pierre Curie. After him are Georges Seurat, Svante Arrhenius, Billy the Kid, Yuan Shikai, Sholem Aleichem, and Jean Jaurès. Among people deceased in 1935, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 2Before him is Kazimir Malevich. After him are T. E. Lawrence, Fernando Pessoa, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, Alban Berg, Józef Piłsudski, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Arthur Henderson, Astrid of Sweden, and Auguste Escoffier.

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Among people born in France, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 136 out of 5,234. Before him are Louis Daguerre (1787), Pierre Curie (1859), Saint Sebastian (300), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Jacques Chirac (1932), and Charles VIII of France (1470). After him are Jean-François Millet (1814), Charles VI of France (1368), Jacques Cartier (1491), Hugh Capet (940), François Viète (1540), and Edward IV of England (1442).


Among military personnels born in France, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 4Before him are Joan of Arc (1412), Charles de Gaulle (1890), and Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663). After him are Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Theodor Eicke (1892), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), and Louis, Grand Condé (1621).