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Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu

1766 - 1822

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Armand-Emmanuel Sophie Septimanie de Vignerot du Plessis, 5th Duke of Richelieu and Fronsac (25 September 1766 – 17 May 1822), was a prominent French statesman during the Bourbon Restoration. He was known by the courtesy title of Count of Chinon until 1788, then Duke of Fronsac until 1791, when he succeeded his father as Duke of Richelieu. As a royalist, during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, he served as a ranking officer in the Russian Imperial Army, achieving the grade of major general. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu has received more than 96,030 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu is the 2,680th most popular politician (down from 2,583rd in 2019), the 914th most popular biography from France (down from 875th in 2019) and the 214th most popular French Politician.

Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu was a French aristocrat, soldier, diplomat, and statesman. Richelieu is most famous for his role in the French Wars of Religion, in which he served as a military commander and as the chief minister of King Louis XIII.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu ranks 2,680 out of 15,710Before him are Alfonso III of Asturias, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Wied, Prince of Albania, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Alexios I of Trebizond, and Violant of Hungary. After him are Valdas Adamkus, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, José Manuel Barroso, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, and Zimri.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1766, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu ranks 6Before him are John Dalton, Thomas Robert Malthus, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Germaine de Staël, and Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy. After him are Nikolay Karamzin, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, William Hyde Wollaston, Dominique Jean Larrey, Rodolphe Kreutzer, and Maine de Biran. Among people deceased in 1822, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu ranks 8Before him are William Herschel, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Antonio Canova, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Claude Louis Berthollet, and Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen. After him are Giovanni Battista Venturi, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, René Just Haüy, Paolo Ruffini, Valentin Haüy, and Jean-Robert Argand.

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In France

Among people born in France, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu ranks 914 out of 5,234Before him are Joseph Liouville (1809), Pierre Janet (1859), Liliane Bettencourt (1922), Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741), Henri Lefebvre (1901), and Maria Malibran (1808). After him are Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Francis III, Duke of Brittany (1518), Bruno Latour (1947), Vincent Cassel (1966), Robert of Molesme (1024), and Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine (1670).

Among POLITICIANS In France

Among politicians born in France, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu ranks 214Before him are René Coty (1882), Gaston Doumergue (1863), Robert IV of Sablé (1150), Joan II, Countess of Burgundy (1292), Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704), and Charles III of Navarre (1361). After him are Francis III, Duke of Brittany (1518), Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine (1670), Christine of France (1606), Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (1543), Victoire of France (1733), and Louis Desaix (1768).