Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy

1847 - 1923

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Charles Marie Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (16 December 1847 – 21 May 1923) was an officer in the French Army from 1870 to 1898. He gained notoriety as a spy for the German Empire and the actual perpetrator of the act of treason of which Captain Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully accused and convicted in 1894. After evidence against Esterhazy was discovered and made public, he was eventually subjected to a closed military trial in 1898, only to be officially found not guilty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy has received more than 338,688 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy is the 230th most popular military personnel (up from 442nd in 2019), the 687th most popular biography from France (up from 1,292nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular French Military Personnel.

Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy was a Hungarian composer and violinist who is most famous for his string quartets.

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Among military personnels, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy ranks 230 out of 1,466Before him are Bai Qi, Pausanias, Franz Stangl, Hans von Seeckt, Han Xin, and Tokugawa Yoshinobu. After him are Maxime Weygand, Karl-Otto Koch, Wilhelm Mohnke, Eumenes, Werner Mölders, and Jiang Wei.

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Among people born in 1847, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy ranks 11Before him are Jesse James, Maria Feodorovna, Auguste Escoffier, Otto Wallach, Joseph Pulitzer, and Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria. After him are Georges Sorel, Max Liebermann, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Annie Besant, and Maria Pia of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1923, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy ranks 12Before him are Constantine I of Greece, Jaroslav Hašek, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Pancho Villa, John Venn, and Warren G. Harding. After him are Dietrich Eckart, Pierre Loti, Julius Martov, Joaquín Sorolla, Damdin Sükhbaatar, and Katherine Mansfield.

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Among people born in France, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy ranks 687 out of 5,234Before him are France Gall (1947), Clotilde (475), Edmond Rostand (1868), Robert Bresson (1901), Anne of Foix-Candale (1484), and Catherine of Valois (1401). After him are René Clair (1898), Chlodomer (495), Joanna of Bourbon (1338), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), and Samuel de Champlain (1567).


Among military personnels born in France, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy ranks 23Before him are Auguste de Marmont (1774), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), Syagrius (430), Oenomaus (-105), and Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766). After him are Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Maurice Gamelin (1872), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), and Robert Nivelle (1856).