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 320,175 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Georges Picquart is the 378th most popular military personnel (down from 279th in 2019), the 1,077th most popular biography from France (down from 823rd in 2019) and the 46th most popular 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 378 out of 1,468Before him are Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, La Hire, Xiahou Yuan, and Omar Pasha. After him are Günther Rall, Prokop the Great, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Leonid Govorov, Reinhard Scheer, and Nicolas Chauvin.

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Among people born in 1854, Georges Picquart ranks 14Before him are James George Frazer, Emil von Behring, Henri La Fontaine, Paul Sabatier, George Eastman, and Milan I of Serbia. After him are Engelbert Humperdinck, Johannes Rydberg, Paul Natorp, Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Paul von Rennenkampf, and Moritz Moszkowski. Among people deceased in 1914, Georges Picquart ranks 22Before him are Maximilian von Spee, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Eduard Suess, Ambrose Bierce, Alphonse Bertillon, and Alexander Samsonov. After him are Alfred Thayer Mahan, Joseph Chamberlain, Joseph Swan, Alain-Fournier, John Tenniel, and Charles Péguy.

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Among people born in France, Georges Picquart ranks 1,077 out of 6,011Before him are Lucile Randon (1904), La Hire (1390), Henry, Count of Portugal (1066), Georges Bernanos (1888), Jean Casimir-Perier (1847), and Jan Gossaert (1478). After him are André Bazin (1918), Jean Gerson (1363), Alice Prin (1901), Jeanne Baret (1740), Henry II, Count of Champagne (1166), and Rosa Bonheur (1822).


Among military personnels born in France, Georges Picquart ranks 46Before him are Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768), Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762), Henri Giraud (1879), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), and La Hire (1390). After him are Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Louis-Gabriel Suchet (1770), François Achille Bazaine (1811), Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Guillaume Brune (1763), and Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno (1764).