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Georges Danton

1759 - 1794

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Georges Jacques Danton (French: [ʒɔʁʒ dɑ̃tɔ̃]; 26 October 1759 – 5 April 1794) was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution, in particular as the first president of the Committee of Public Safety. Danton's role in the onset of the Revolution has been disputed; many historians describe him as "the chief force in the overthrow of the French monarchy and the establishment of the First French Republic". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Danton has received more than 1,565,652 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Georges Danton is the 252nd most popular politician (down from 232nd in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from France (down from 106th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular French Politician.

Georges Danton was a French Revolutionary who was most famous for his role in the Reign of Terror.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Georges Danton ranks 252 out of 15,710Before him are Godfrey of Bouillon, Mehmed VI, Charles VII of France, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Edward III of England, Edward I of England, Oleg of Novgorod, Leopold II of Belgium, Georgy Zhukov, and Ariel Sharon.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1759, Georges Danton ranks 2Before him is Friedrich Schiller. After him are Mary Wollstonecraft, Joseph Fouché, Robert Burns, Maria Feodorovna, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, William Wilberforce, William Pitt the Younger, Clotilde of France, Maria Theresia von Paradis, and Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1794, Georges Danton ranks 3Before him are Antoine Lavoisier and Maximilien Robespierre. After him are Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Marquis de Condorcet, Cesare Beccaria, Edward Gibbon, Camille Desmoulins, Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, André Chénier, and Georges Couthon.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Danton ranks 113 out of 5,234Before him are Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Louis Braille (1809), George Sand (1804), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Charles VII of France (1403), and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708). After him are François Villon (1431), Nicolas Flamel (1330), Joseph Fourier (1768), Madame de Pompadour (1721), Jacques Lacan (1901), and Philippe Pétain (1856).

Among POLITICIANS In France

Among politicians born in France, Georges Danton ranks 32Before him are Charles IX of France (1550), Philip II of France (1165), Louis XII of France (1462), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Charles VII of France (1403), and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708). After him are Philippe Pétain (1856), Louis XVII of France (1785), Jacques Chirac (1932), Charles VIII of France (1470), Charles VI of France (1368), and Hugh Capet (940).