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 and Admiral of France, best remembered as a disciplined Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion and a close friend of—and advisor to—the French king, Charles IX. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaspard II de Coligny has received more than 223,593 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Gaspard II de Coligny is the 1,315th most popular politician (down from 1,254th in 2019), the 505th most popular biography from France (down from 463rd in 2019) and the 118th 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 1,315 out of 15,710. Before him are Emperor Kōmei, Baldwin V of Jerusalem, Alaric II, John VII Palaiologos, Minamoto no Yoritomo, and Sogdianus of Persia. After him are Senusret III, Henri, Count of Chambord, Anastas Mikoyan, Senusret I, Hans Fritzsche, and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

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Among people born in 1519, Gaspard II de Coligny ranks 6Before him are Catherine de' Medici, Henry II of France, Pope Innocent IX, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Francis, Duke of Guise. After him are Isabella Jagiellon, Occhiali, Theodore Beza, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Antonis Mor, and Andrea Cesalpino. Among people deceased in 1572, Gaspard II de Coligny ranks 6Before him are Pope Pius V, Sigismund II Augustus, Bronzino, Jeanne d'Albret, and Túpac Amaru. After him are John Knox, Şah Sultan, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Isaac Luria, Longqing Emperor, and Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland.

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Among people born in France, Gaspard II de Coligny ranks 505 out of 5,234. Before him are Jacques Le Goff (1924), Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Alaric II (458), and Hippolyte Fizeau (1819). After him are Maurice Utrillo (1883), Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290), Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Gaston Bachelard (1884), and Allan Kardec (1804).


Among politicians born in France, Gaspard II de Coligny ranks 118Before him are Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837), Christine Lagarde (1956), Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747), Francis, Duke of Guise (1519), Stephen, King of England (1095), and Alaric II (458). After him are Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Paul Barras (1755), Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786), Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), and Chilperic I (539).