Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy

1528 - 1580

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Emmanuel Philibert (Italian: Emanuele Filiberto; Piedmontese: Emanuel Filibert; 8 July 1528 – 30 August 1580), known as Testa di ferro (Piedmontese: Testa 'd fer; "Ironhead", because of his military career), was Duke of Savoy and ruler of the Savoyard states from 17 August 1553 until his death in 1580. He is remembered for the recovery of the Savoyard state (invaded and occupied by France when he was a child) following the Battle of St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy has received more than 317,159 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 38 in 2019). Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy is the 1,951st most popular politician (down from 1,866th in 2019), the 670th most popular biography from France (down from 654th in 2019) and the 151st most popular French Politician.

Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, is most famous for the Battle of St. Quentin, which he won in 1557.

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Among politicians, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy ranks 1,951 out of 19,576Before him are Tekuder, Mahmoud al-Zahar, Michael D. Higgins, Nicolas Fouquet, Lapu-Lapu, and Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus. After him are Britannicus, Sophia Palaiologina, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Cleopatra V of Egypt, Claudia Octavia, and Francisco Solano López.

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Among people born in 1528, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy ranks 4Before him are Paolo Veronese, Jeanne d'Albret, and Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress. After him are Archduchess Anna of Austria, Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, Catharina van Hemessen, Theodor de Bry, Henri Estienne, Paolo Boi, Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, and Birbal. Among people deceased in 1580, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy ranks 6Before him are Andrea Palladio, Luís de Camões, Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, Lala Mustafa Pasha, and Henry, King of Portugal. After him are Ruy López de Segura, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Inés Suárez, Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine, and Juliana of Stolberg.

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Among people born in France, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy ranks 670 out of 6,770Before him are Georges Sorel (1847), Jean Nouvel (1945), Nicolas Fouquet (1615), Édouard Lalo (1823), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), and Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290). After him are Roger Guillemin (1924), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Pope Stephen IX (1020), Jean Jaurès (1859), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), and Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608).


Among politicians born in France, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy ranks 151Before him are Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837), Paul Doumer (1857), Ariovistus (-101), Simone Veil (1927), Nicolas Fouquet (1615), and Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90). After him are Jean Jaurès (1859), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), Vincent Auriol (1884), Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963), Louise of Savoy (1476), and Alexandre Millerand (1859).