Claude Louis Hector de Villars

1653 - 1734

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Claude Louis Hector de Villars, Prince of Martigues, Marquis then (1st) Duke of Villars, Viscount of Melun (French pronunciation: [klod lwi ɛktɔʁ də vilaʁ], 8 May 1653 – 17 June 1734) was a French military commander and an illustrious general of Louis XIV of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Louis Hector de Villars has received more than 133,336 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 30 in 2019). Claude Louis Hector de Villars is the 3,123rd most popular politician (up from 3,866th in 2019), the 1,008th most popular biography from France (up from 1,238th in 2019) and the 234th most popular French Politician.

Claude Louis Hector de Villars is most famous for his military career. He was a French general who served in the War of the Spanish Succession.

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Among politicians, Claude Louis Hector de Villars ranks 3,123 out of 19,576Before him are Cassius Chaerea, Neriglissar, Sophonisba, Hisham II, Maria Anna of Spain, and Diosdado Macapagal. After him are Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Kato Svanidze, Stefan the First-Crowned, U of Goryeo, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, and Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg.

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Among people born in 1653, Claude Louis Hector de Villars ranks 6Before him are Arcangelo Corelli, Johann Pachelbel, Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland, Prince George of Denmark, and André-Hercule de Fleury. After him are Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Georg Muffat, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Maria Amalia of Courland, Carlo Ruzzini, and Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Among people deceased in 1734, Claude Louis Hector de Villars ranks 1After him are Georg Ernst Stahl, Giovanni Ceva, Richard Cantillon, James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham, Sebastiano Ricci, Rob Roy MacGregor, Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, Johann Conrad Dippel, Domenico Trezzini, and Danylo Apostol.

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Among people born in France, Claude Louis Hector de Villars ranks 1,008 out of 6,770Before him are Georges Brassens (1921), René Girard (1923), Pauline Viardot (1821), Leonard of Noblac (496), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), and Raymond Poulidor (1936). After him are Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Julien Green (1900), Louis II of Anjou (1377), Gérard Mourou (1944), Louise Bourgeois (1911), and Eugène Scribe (1791).


Among politicians born in France, Claude Louis Hector de Villars ranks 234Before him are Daniel Cohn-Bendit (1945), Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), Augustin Robespierre (1763), Jean Casimir-Perier (1847), Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802), and Jean Moulin (1899). After him are Louis II of Anjou (1377), Agnes of Poitou (1025), Tetricus I (250), Raymond of Poitiers (1115), Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry (1778), and Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien (1772).