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 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 1,835,926 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 63 in 2019). Alfred Dreyfus is the 46th most popular military personnel (down from 28th in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from France (down from 136th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Military Personnel.

Alfred Dreyfus was a French military officer who was falsely accused of treason in 1894. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on Devil's Island.

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Among military personnels, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 46 out of 1,468Before him are Roland, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Stanislav Petrov, Manfred von Richthofen, Flavius Aetius, and Gerd von Rundstedt. After him are Vasily Zaitsev, Isoroku Yamamoto, Miltiades, T. E. Lawrence, Alfred Jodl, and Belisarius.

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Among people born in 1859, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 11Before him are Edmund Husserl, John Dewey, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Svante Arrhenius, and Georges Seurat. After him are Billy the Kid, Yuan Shikai, Sholem Aleichem, Jean Jaurès, Alexandre Millerand, and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston. Among people deceased in 1935, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 2Before him is Kazimir Malevich. After him are Fernando Pessoa, T. E. Lawrence, Józef Piłsudski, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, Arthur Henderson, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Alban Berg, Astrid of Sweden, and André Citroën.

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Among people born in France, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 190 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Théodore Géricault (1791), Louis VII of France (1120), and Alfred Sisley (1839). After him are Guy of Lusignan (1150), Roland Barthes (1915), André Breton (1896), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), and Jean Racine (1639).


Among military personnels born in France, Alfred Dreyfus ranks 5Before him are Joan of Arc (1412), Charles de Gaulle (1890), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), and Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663). After him are Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Theodor Eicke (1892), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), and Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045).