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Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours

1489 - 1512

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Gaston de Foix, duc de Nemours (10 December 1489 – 11 April 1512), nicknamed The Thunderbolt of Italy, was a famed French military commander of the Renaissance. Nephew of King Louis XII of France and general of his armies in Italy from 1511 to 1512, he is noted for his outstanding military feats in a career which lasted no longer than a few months. The young general is regarded as a stellar commander well ahead of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours has received more than 85,428 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours is the 612th most popular military personnel (down from 539th in 2019), the 1,673rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,492nd in 2019) and the 67th most popular French Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours ranks 612 out of 1,468Before him are Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Zhuge Jin, Israel Tal, Werner Kempf, Casimir Pulaski, and Giorgio Basta. After him are Raoul Salan, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Živojin Mišić, Takijirō Ōnishi, Artur Phleps, and Ma Dai.

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Among people born in 1489, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours ranks 8Before him are Antonio da Correggio, Margaret Tudor, Charles, Duke of Vendôme, Thomas Cranmer, William Farel, and Antoine, Duke of Lorraine. After him are Charles IV, Duke of Alençon, Gerónimo de Aguilar, Fernando d'Ávalos, Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Francesco Venier, and Lorenzo Priuli. Among people deceased in 1512, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours ranks 3Before him are Amerigo Vespucci and Bayezid II. After him are Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Svante Nilsson, Alessandro Achillini, and Antoine Brumel.

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Among people born in France, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours ranks 1,673 out of 6,011Before him are Nicolas Sanson (1600), Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1629), Jean Chapelain (1595), Berengar of Tours (998), Elliott Erwitt (1928), and Jean-Baptiste Carrier (1756). After him are Pierre Puget (1620), Raoul Salan (1899), Matilda of Boulogne (1103), Adhemar of Le Puy (1055), Natalia Pavlovna Paley (1905), and Georges Delerue (1925).


Among military personnels born in France, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours ranks 67Before him are Aegidius (450), Joseph Gallieni (1849), Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon (1754), Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (1476), Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier (1742), and Barthélemy Catherine Joubert (1769). After him are Raoul Salan (1899), Henri de la Rochejaquelein (1772), Dominique Vandamme (1770), Hubert Lyautey (1854), François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg (1628), and Henri Gatien Bertrand (1773).