Bertrand du Guesclin

1320 - 1380

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Bertrand du Guesclin (Breton: Beltram Gwesklin; c. 1320 – 13 July 1380), nicknamed "The Eagle of Brittany" or "The Black Dog of Brocéliande", was a Breton knight and an important military commander on the French side during the Hundred Years' War. From 1370 to his death, he was Constable of France for King Charles V. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bertrand du Guesclin has received more than 211,670 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Bertrand du Guesclin is the 277th most popular military personnel (down from 243rd in 2019), the 820th most popular biography from France (down from 736th in 2019) and the 30th most popular French Military Personnel.

Bertrand du guesclin is most famous for his military conquests in France.

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Among military personnels, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 277 out of 1,466Before him are Dmitry Yazov, Robert Nivelle, Maurice Benyovszky, Yūsuf Balasaguni, Ishida Mitsunari, and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. After him are Svetozar Boroević, Georges Picquart, Nicolas Oudinot, Sanada Yukimura, Andranik, and Slobodan Praljak.

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Among people born in 1320, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 4Before him are Valdemar IV of Denmark, Peter I of Portugal, and Toghon Temür. After him are Vukašin of Serbia, Blanche of Namur, John Hawkwood, Beatrice of Bourbon, Queen of Bohemia, Galeazzo II Visconti, Cápac Yupanqui, Ragibagh Khan, and Louis I of Naples. Among people deceased in 1380, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 4Before him are Catherine of Siena, Charles V of France, and Haakon VI of Norway. After him are Mamai, Elizabeth of Poland, Queen of Hungary, Inca Roca, Emperor Kōmyō, Manuel Kantakouzenos, and Theodoric of Prague.

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Among people born in France, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 820 out of 5,234Before him are Nadia Boulanger (1887), Simone Veil (1927), Max Jacob (1876), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), Jacques Delors (1925), and Sebastian Brant (1458). After him are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804), Germaine of Foix (1488), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), and Georges Picquart (1854).


Among military personnels born in France, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 30Before him are Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Maurice Gamelin (1872), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), and Robert Nivelle (1856). After him are Georges Picquart (1854), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Pierre Augereau (1757), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), and François Joseph Lefebvre (1755).