Jacob De la Gardie

1583 - 1652

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Field Marshal and Count Jacob Pontusson De la Gardie (Reval, 20 June 1583 – Stockholm, 22 August 1652) was a statesman and a soldier of the Swedish Empire, and a Marshal from 1620 onward.He was Privy Councilor from 1613 onward, Governor of Swedish Estonia in 1619–1622, Governor-General of Livonia in 1622–1628 (conquered by the Swedish Empire in 1621, and referred to as Swedish Livonia in 1629–1721), and Lord High Constable from 1620. He introduced reforms based on the then novel Dutch military doctrine into the Swedish army. He commanded the Swedish forces in Russia and against the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob De la Gardie has received more than 107,616 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Jacob De la Gardie is the 4,397th most popular politician (down from 3,961st in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Estonia (down from 16th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Estonian Politician.

Jacob de la Gardie is most famous for his service as a Swedish Field Marshal and Privy Councillor. He was also the Governor of Estonia, Finland, Livonia, and Ingria.

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Over the past year Jacob De la Gardie has had the most page views in the with 22,800 views, followed by English (15,026), and Swedish (11,791). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (31.45%), Danish (27.08%), and Ukrainian (24.59%)


Among politicians, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 4,397 out of 19,576Before him are Pyotr Krasnov, Aga Khan III, Philetaerus, Wei Zhongxian, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, and Şehsuvar Sultan. After him are Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Andrea Dandolo, John IV of Trebizond, Authari, Franz Seldte, and Ri Chun-hee.

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Among people born in 1583, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 8Before him are Albrecht von Wallenstein, Sasaki Kojirō, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Axel Oxenstierna, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, and Pieter Lastman. After him are Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Hayashi Razan, Orlando Gibbons, Jan Porcellis, Iskandar Muda, and Eleanor of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1652, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 4Before him are Jusepe de Ribera, Georges de La Tour, and Gregorio Allegri. After him are John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg, Pietro Della Valle, Inigo Jones, Jan Asselijn, Jan Dirksz Both, Charles Amadeus, Duke of Nemours, Denis Pétau, and Johann von Werth.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 18 out of 351Before him are Arnold Rüütel (1928), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Alar Karis (1958), Felix Kersten (1898), Adolf von Harnack (1851), and Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770). After him are Kaja Kallas (1977), Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803), Siim Kallas (1948), Paul von Rennenkampf (1854), Evald Aav (1900), and Jakob von Uexküll (1864).

Among POLITICIANS In Estonia

Among politicians born in Estonia, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 8Before him are Alfred Rosenberg (1893), Konstantin Päts (1874), Lennart Meri (1929), Arnold Rüütel (1928), Alar Karis (1958), and Felix Kersten (1898). After him are Kaja Kallas (1977), Siim Kallas (1948), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), Neeme Järvi (1937), and Alexander Gorchakov (1798).