Georges Picquart

1854 - 1914

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Marie-Georges Picquart (6 September 1854 – 19 January 1914) was a French army officer and Minister of War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Picquart has received more than 250,155 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Georges Picquart is the 279th most popular military personnel (up from 827th in 2019), the 826th most popular biography from France (up from 2,330th in 2019) and the 31st most popular French Military Personnel.

Georges Picquart was a French army officer who became famous for his role in the Dreyfus Affair. He was an artillery officer who was assigned to the Statistical Section of the General Staff, an intelligence office that collected and analyzed information about France's enemies. In 1894, Major Henry discovered a letter from an agent of the German military intelligence service, saying that the Germans had a spy in the French army. The spy was soon identified as Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer. Picquart was appointed to head the investigation of Dreyfus, and he found evidence that Dreyfus was innocent and that the real spy was someone else.

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Among military personnels, Georges Picquart ranks 279 out of 1,466Before him are Maurice Benyovszky, Yūsuf Balasaguni, Ishida Mitsunari, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Bertrand du Guesclin, and Svetozar Boroević. After him are Nicolas Oudinot, Sanada Yukimura, Andranik, Slobodan Praljak, Pierre Augereau, and Pedro de Alvarado.

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Among people born in 1854, Georges Picquart ranks 14Before him are Paul Ehrlich, Henri La Fontaine, Emil von Behring, Paul Sabatier, George Eastman, and Milan I of Serbia. After him are Johannes Rydberg, Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Paul Natorp, Moritz Moszkowski, Paul von Rennenkampf, and Engelbert Humperdinck. Among people deceased in 1914, Georges Picquart ranks 16Before him are Carol I of Romania, August Weismann, Georg Trakl, Jean Jaurès, August Macke, and Ambrose Bierce. After him are Ismail Gaspirali, Eduard Suess, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Alphonse Bertillon, Joseph Swan, and Maximilian von Spee.

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Among people born in France, Georges Picquart ranks 826 out of 5,234Before him are Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804), Germaine of Foix (1488), and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857). After him are Léon Bourgeois (1851), Jacques Callot (1592), Pierre Méchain (1744), Henri Fantin-Latour (1836), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), and Robert Curthose (1054).


Among military personnels born in France, Georges Picquart ranks 31Before him are Maurice Gamelin (1872), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), Robert Nivelle (1856), and Bertrand du Guesclin (1320). After him are Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Pierre Augereau (1757), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), and Jacques MacDonald (1765).