Guillaume Brune

1763 - 1815

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Guillaume Marie-Anne Brune, 1st Count Brune (French pronunciation: ​[ɡijom maʁi an bʁyn], 13 March 1764 – 2 August 1815) was a French military commander, Marshal of the Empire, and political figure who served during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guillaume Brune has received more than 89,581 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Guillaume Brune is the 407th most popular military personnel (down from 367th in 2019), the 1,169th most popular biography from France (down from 1,060th in 2019) and the 49th most popular French Military Personnel.

Guillaume Brune was a French general who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. He is most famous for his role in the Battle of Waterloo.

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Among military personnels, Guillaume Brune ranks 407 out of 1,466Before him are Ernst von Mansfeld, Nikolai Kuznetsov, Yoshiko Kawashima, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Sergey Sokolov, and John of Austria the Younger. After him are Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Kul Tigin, Leonid Govorov, Honda Tadakatsu, Raymond A. Spruance, and Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba.

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Among people born in 1763, Guillaume Brune ranks 12Before him are Jacques Charles, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Kobayashi Issa, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Augustin Robespierre, and Claude Chappe. After him are Xavier de Maistre, Franz Danzi, Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden, Simon Mayr, John Jacob Astor, and Domenico Dragonetti. Among people deceased in 1815, Guillaume Brune ranks 8Before him are Michel Ney, Robert Fulton, Franz Mesmer, Sarah Baartman, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, and Emma, Lady Hamilton. After him are Jan Potocki, Carsten Niebuhr, 9th Dalai Lama, Smithson Tennant, José María Morelos, and Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

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Among people born in France, Guillaume Brune ranks 1,169 out of 5,234Before him are Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy (1756), Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona (1082), André-Hercule de Fleury (1653), Cardinal de Rohan (1734), Claude Louis Hector de Villars (1653), and Claude Chappe (1763). After him are Jean-Claude Trichet (1942), Pierre d'Ailly (1350), Laurent Blanc (1965), Lionel Jospin (1937), Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698), and Margaret of France, Queen of England and Hungary (1158).


Among military personnels born in France, Guillaume Brune ranks 49Before him are Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889), François Achille Bazaine (1811), Jean-Andoche Junot (1771), Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762), Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768), and Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763). After him are Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Aegidius (450), Pierre Cambronne (1770), Heinz Harmel (1906), and Walter Krüger (1890).