Antoine-Henri Jomini

1779 - 1869

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Antoine-Henri Jomini (French: [ʒɔmini]; 6 March 1779 – 22 March 1869) was a Swiss military officer who served as a general in French and later in Russian service, and one of the most celebrated writers on the Napoleonic art of war. Jomini was largely self-taught in military strategy, and his ideas are a staple at military academies, the United States Military Academy at West Point being a prominent example; his theories were thought to have affected many officers who later served in the American Civil War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antoine-Henri Jomini has received more than 444,985 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Antoine-Henri Jomini is the 1,324th most popular writer (down from 1,288th in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 132nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Swiss Writer.

Antoine-Henri Jomini was a Swiss military theorist who is most famous for his writings on military strategy. He was born in 1779 and died in 1869.

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Notable Works

Life of Napoleon
Histoire critique et militaire des guerres de la révolution
History, Modern Military history, Accessible book
Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon, racontée par lui-même, au tribunal de César, d'Alexandre et de Frédéric
Précis de l'art de la guerre
Military art and science
Tableau analytique des principales combinaisons de la guerre
Military art and science
The Art Of War


Among writers, Antoine-Henri Jomini ranks 1,324 out of 7,302Before him are Zachris Topelius, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Khaqani, Anthony Bourdain, Lee Child, and Khaled Hosseini. After him are Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Blaise de Vigenère, Odo of Cluny, Artemidorus, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, and Ivan Kotliarevsky.

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Among people born in 1779, Antoine-Henri Jomini ranks 9Before him are Carl Ritter, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, Elizabeth Alexeievna, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, and William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. After him are Thomas Moore, Giovanni Battista Bugatti, Abd al-Rahman of Morocco, Adam Oehlenschläger, Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily, and Lorenz Oken. Among people deceased in 1869, Antoine-Henri Jomini ranks 12Before him are Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Hijikata Toshizō, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, and Thomas Graham. After him are Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, Giovanni Battista Bugatti, Carl Loewe, Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Alexandrine Tinné, and Roger Fenton.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Antoine-Henri Jomini ranks 130 out of 1,015Before him are Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), Matthäus Merian (1593), Margareta of Romania (1949), Judith of Habsburg (1271), Alfonsina Storni (1892), and Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg (1445). After him are Heinrich Bullinger (1504), Mario Adorf (1930), Emil Abderhalden (1877), Frank Martin (1890), Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889), and Marthe Keller (1945).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Antoine-Henri Jomini ranks 17Before him are Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Gottfried Keller (1819), Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Blaise Cendrars (1887), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), and Alfonsina Storni (1892). After him are Rodolphe Töpffer (1799), Notker the Stammerer (840), Jean Starobinski (1920), Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825), Heinrich Glarean (1488), and Emma Jung (1882).