Armand de Vignerot du Plessis

1696 - 1788

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Louis François Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu (pronounced [aʁmɑ̃ d(ə) viɲəʁo dy plɛsi]; 13 March 1696 – 8 August 1788), was a French soldier, diplomat and statesman. He joined the army and participated in three major wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Armand de Vignerot du Plessis has received more than 74,157 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Armand de Vignerot du Plessis is the 4,949th most popular politician (up from 4,974th in 2019), the 1,573rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,531st in 2019) and the 392nd most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis ranks 4,949 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria, Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord, and António Costa. After him are Duke Xiao of Qin, Zillur Rahman, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Pedro Sánchez, Pietro II Orseolo, and Yolande of Valois.

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Among people born in 1696, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis ranks 8Before him are Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Augustus III of Poland, Alphonsus Liguori, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, Maurice de Saxe, and Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After him are Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Johann Melchior Molter, Marco Foscarini, Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Shah Jahan II, and Maurice Greene. Among people deceased in 1788, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis ranks 10Before him are Charles Edward Stuart, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, and Johann Georg Hamann. After him are Infante Gabriel of Spain, Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, José, Prince of Brazil, Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, and Toriyama Sekien.

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Among people born in France, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis ranks 1,573 out of 5,234Before him are Bertrand Tavernier (1941), Fulcher of Chartres (1059), Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723), Louis Claude de Saint-Martin (1743), Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville (1803), and Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon (1754). After him are Yolande of Valois (1434), Karim Benzema (1987), Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia (1909), Audrey Tautou (1976), Jean-Luc Dehaene (1940), and Valentin Haüy (1745).


Among politicians born in France, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis ranks 392Before him are Bernard of Italy (797), Francis II, Duke of Lorraine (1572), Theobald II, Count of Champagne (1093), Ansegisel (602), Peter II, Duke of Bourbon (1438), and Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges (1830). After him are Yolande of Valois (1434), Jean-Luc Dehaene (1940), Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre (1725), Marie Anne de Mailly (1717), Bernard de Tremelay (1100), and Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1629).