Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy

1528 - 1580

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Emmanuel Philibert (Italian: Emanuele Filiberto), known as Testa di ferro, Piedmontese: Testa 'd fer, "Ironhead", because of his military career (8 July 1528 – 30 August 1580), was Duke of Savoy from 1553 to 1580. He is remembered for the Italianization of the House of Savoy, as he recovered 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 182,555 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy is the 1,767th most popular politician (down from 1,753rd in 2019), the 658th most popular biography from France (down from 653rd in 2019) and the 148th 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 1,767 out of 15,710Before him are Joannes, Marozia, Herman Van Rompuy, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Cemal Gürsel, and Dangun. After him are Pupienus, Faisal II of Iraq, Hippias, Ḫattušili III, Michael IX Palaiologos, and José Antonio Primo de Rivera.

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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, Theodor de Bry, Catharina van Hemessen, Paolo Boi, Henri Estienne, 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, Hieronymus Wolf, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Inés Suárez, and Alonso Mudarra.

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Among people born in France, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy ranks 658 out of 5,234Before him are Isabelle Adjani (1955), Édouard Lalo (1823), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), Jacques Monod (1910), and Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766). After him are Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), Thomas Bangalter (1), Magnentius (303), Paul Langevin (1872), Suzanne Valadon (1865), and Marcel Lefebvre (1905).


Among politicians born in France, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy ranks 148Before him are Elisa Bonaparte (1777), Pasquale Paoli (1725), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677), Theuderic I (485), and Paul Doumer (1857). After him are Magnentius (303), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Caroline Bonaparte (1782), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), and Jean Jaurès (1859).