Christian de Castries

1902 - 1991

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Christian Marie Ferdinand de la Croix de Castries (11 August 1902 – 29 July 1991) was the French commander at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian de Castries has received more than 237,745 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Christian de Castries is the 614th most popular military personnel (up from 719th in 2019), the 1,674th most popular biography from France (up from 1,886th in 2019) and the 64th most popular French Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Christian de Castries ranks 614 out of 2,058Before him are Nikolay Gumilyov, Otto von Kotzebue, Uzi Narkiss, Kirill Moskalenko, Oda Nobuhide, and Huang Gai. After him are Lauri Törni, Mikhail Skobelev, Alexander von Falkenhausen, Johan Laidoner, Hubert Lyautey, and Wolfgang Lüth.

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Among people born in 1902, Christian de Castries ranks 67Before him are Sylvanus Olympio, Marcel Aymé, George Gaylord Simpson, Rafael Alberti, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, and Kirill Moskalenko. After him are Takeichi Nishi, Bruno Streckenbach, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Demchugdongrub, Markian Popov, and Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg. Among people deceased in 1991, Christian de Castries ranks 55Before him are Tony Richardson, Robert Maxwell, Alfonso García Robles, Princess Ileana of Romania, Ralph Bellamy, and Gene Roddenberry. After him are George Stigler, Aladár Gerevich, Eric Carr, W. Arthur Lewis, Brad Davis, and Boris Pugo.

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In France

Among people born in France, Christian de Castries ranks 1,674 out of 6,770Before him are Charles-François Lebrun (1739), Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle (1806), Pierre Louis Dulong (1785), Louis-Michel van Loo (1707), Régis Debray (1940), and Auguste Charlois (1864). After him are Recceswinth (620), Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (1692), Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy (1758), Henri Michel (1947), Hubert Lyautey (1854), and François Fillon (1954).


Among military personnels born in France, Christian de Castries ranks 64Before him are Louis-Gabriel Suchet (1770), Joseph Gallieni (1849), Henri Gatien Bertrand (1773), Walter Krüger (1890), Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours (1489), and Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle (1775). After him are Hubert Lyautey (1854), Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier (1742), Tarrare (1772), Charles Huntziger (1880), Maurice Sarrail (1856), and Heinz Harmel (1906).