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Gaspard II de Coligny

1519 - 1572

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Gaspard de Coligny, seigneur de Châtillon (16 February 1519 – 24 August 1572), was a French nobleman, Admiral of France, and Huguenot leader during the French Wars of Religion. He served under kings Francis I and Henry II during the Italian Wars, attaining great prominence both due to his military skill and his relationship with his uncle, the king's favourite Anne de Montmorency. During the reign of Francis II he converted to Protestantism, becoming a leading noble advocate for the Reformation during the early reign of Charles IX. With the outbreak of civil war in 1562, Coligny joined the Huguenots in their fight against the Crown. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaspard II de Coligny has received more than 337,192 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Gaspard II de Coligny is the 1,228th most popular politician (up from 1,313th in 2019), the 445th most popular biography from France (up from 504th in 2019) and the 106th most popular French Politician.

Gaspard II de Coligny was a French nobleman who was a supporter of the Protestant Reformation. He was killed in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.

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Among politicians, Gaspard II de Coligny ranks 1,228 out of 15,577Before him are Zachary Taylor, 2nd Dalai Lama, Friedrich Fromm, Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah, Carloman I, and Frederick I of Sweden. After him are Petro Poroshenko, Bessus, Ahaz, Christian III of Denmark, Tarja Halonen, and Magnus Maximus.

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Among people born in 1519, Gaspard II de Coligny ranks 5Before him are Catherine de' Medici, Henry II of France, Pope Innocent IX, and Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Francis, Duke of Guise, Occhiali, Isabella Jagiellon, Theodore Beza, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Imagawa Yoshimoto, and Antonis Mor. Among people deceased in 1572, Gaspard II de Coligny ranks 7Before him are Pope Pius V, Sigismund II Augustus, Bronzino, Şah Sultan, Jeanne d'Albret, and Túpac Amaru. After him are Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, John Knox, Isaac Luria, Longqing Emperor, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland, and Archduchess Barbara of Austria.

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Among people born in France, Gaspard II de Coligny ranks 445 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Tati (1907), Louis III of France (863), Marie Louise d’Orléans (1662), Jean Fouquet (1420), Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804), and Carloman I (751). After him are Charles Richet (1850), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), Théodore Rousseau (1812), Jean Lannes (1769), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), and André Derain (1880).


Among politicians born in France, Gaspard II de Coligny ranks 106Before him are Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781), Louis III of France (863), Marie Louise d’Orléans (1662), Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804), and Carloman I (751). After him are Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786), Louis, Dauphin of France (1729), Paul Bocuse (1926), Camille Desmoulins (1760), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), and Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747).