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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's 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 385,664 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Antoine-Henri Jomini is the 1,296th most popular writer (down from 1,206th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 115th in 2019) and the 16th 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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Among writers, Antoine-Henri Jomini ranks 1,296 out of 5,755Before him are Hassan ibn Thabit, Victor Serge, Roland Topor, Shūsaku Endō, Juan Rulfo, and Mavro Orbini. After him are Robin Hobb, Jan Kochanowski, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Christian Friedrich Hebbel, and Francesco Maria Piave.

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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, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, and Francis IV, Duke of Modena. After him are Thomas Moore, Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily, George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Abd al-Rahman of Morocco, Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Adam Oehlenschläger. Among people deceased in 1869, Antoine-Henri Jomini ranks 9Before him are Franklin Pierce, Alphonse de Lamartine, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Ghalib, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, and Johann Friedrich Overbeck. After him are Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Thomas Graham, Carl Loewe, Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, Hijikata Toshizō, and Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Antoine-Henri Jomini ranks 132 out of 876Before him are Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi (1773), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Ernest Bloch (1880), Frank Martin (1890), and Guy Parmelin (1959). After him are Louis Agassiz (1807), Margareta of Romania (1949), Jaime, Duke of Madrid (1870), Max Bill (1908), Alfonsina Storni (1892), and Rodolphe Töpffer (1799).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Antoine-Henri Jomini ranks 16Before him are Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), Gottfried Keller (1819), Blaise Cendrars (1887), Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878). After him are Alfonsina Storni (1892), Rodolphe Töpffer (1799), Notker the Stammerer (840), Isaac Casaubon (1559), Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698), and Heinrich Glarean (1488).