Geoffrey of Villehardouin

1150 - 1210

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Geoffrey of Villehardouin (c. 1150 – c. 1213) was a knight and historian who participated in and chronicled the Fourth Crusade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoffrey of Villehardouin has received more than 74,756 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Geoffrey of Villehardouin is the 69th most popular historian (down from 66th in 2019), the 1,005th most popular biography from France (up from 1,026th in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Historian.

Geoffrey of Villehardouin is most famous for being a knight, a historian, and a participant in the Fourth Crusade. He was an eyewitness to the events of the Fourth Crusade and wrote about them in detail in his work, "The Conquest of Constantinople."

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Among historians, Geoffrey of Villehardouin ranks 69 out of 341Before him are Francesco Guicciardini, Movses Khorenatsi, Quintus Curtius Rufus, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Nicolaus of Damascus, and Gaston Maspero. After him are Al-Baladhuri, Erich Auerbach, Carlo Ginzburg, Ephorus, Eutropius, and Yuval Noah Harari.

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Among people born in 1150, Geoffrey of Villehardouin ranks 8Before him are Saxo Grammaticus, Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, Arnaut Daniel, Robert IV of Sablé, Canute I of Sweden, and Qutb al-Din Aibak. After him are Roman the Great, Antipope Innocent III, Kaykhusraw I, Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut, Leo I, King of Armenia, and John of Matha. Among people deceased in 1210, Geoffrey of Villehardouin ranks 3Before him are Arnaut Daniel and Qutb al-Din Aibak. After him are Sverker II of Sweden, Hartmann von Aue, Lu You, and Walter Map.

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In France

Among people born in France, Geoffrey of Villehardouin ranks 1,005 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre André Latreille (1762), Gaston Maspero (1846), Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1187), Madame de Brinvilliers (1630), Gabriel Lamé (1795), and Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907). After him are Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz (1936), Marie Louise Gonzaga (1611), Nicolas Chamfort (1741), Edmond Becquerel (1820), Marcel Carné (1906), and Adélaïde of France (1732).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Geoffrey of Villehardouin ranks 10Before him are Marc Bloch (1886), Hippolyte Taine (1828), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Lucien Febvre (1878), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), and Gaston Maspero (1846). After him are Georges Duby (1919), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), François Furet (1927), Adémar de Chabannes (989), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), and Augustin Thierry (1795).