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 348,873 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Bertrand du Guesclin is the 242nd most popular military personnel (down from 217th in 2019), the 709th most popular biography from France (down from 617th in 2019) and the 26th most popular French Military Personnel.

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

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Over the past year Bertrand du Guesclin has had the most page views in the with 123,755 views, followed by English (48,033), and Russian (15,241). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (89.81%), Simple English (81.75%), and Basque (53.07%)


Among military personnels, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 242 out of 2,058Before him are Lysander, Maurice Gamelin, Władysław Sikorski, Albert Pike, Pausanias, and Desmond Doss. After him are Valery Gerasimov, Wu Sangui, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Vasily Stalin, and Eumenes.

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Among people born in 1320, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 4Before him are Valdemar IV of Denmark, Toghon Temür, and Peter I of Portugal. After him are Vukašin of Serbia, Blanche of Namur, Danashri, John Hawkwood, Chen Youliang, Ragibagh Khan, Cápac Yupanqui, and Beatrice of Bourbon, Queen of Bohemia. Among people deceased in 1380, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 3Before him are Charles V of France, and Catherine of Siena. After him are Haakon VI of Norway, Mamai, Elizabeth of Poland, Queen of Hungary, Nizamüddin Ahmed Pasha, Inca Roca, Emperor Kōmyō, Manuel Kantakouzenos, Margaret of Brabant, Countess of Flanders, and Theodoric of Prague.

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In France

Among people born in France, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 709 out of 6,770Before him are Alexandre Millerand (1859), François Ravaillac (1578), Jacques Maritain (1882), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), and Rudolph of France (890). After him are David Guetta (1967), Madame Roland (1754), Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (1490), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Robert Hossein (1927), and Gilbert Bécaud (1927).


Among military personnels born in France, Bertrand du Guesclin ranks 26Before him are Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Syagrius (430), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), and Maurice Gamelin (1872). After him are Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), Robert Nivelle (1856), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), and Georges Picquart (1854).