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 78,736 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jacob De la Gardie is the 3,429th most popular politician (up from 3,624th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 15th in 2019) and the 6th 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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Among politicians, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 3,429 out of 15,710Before him are Empress Genmei, Coluccio Salutati, Emperor Sujin, William Penn, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Döme Sztójay. After him are Florian Geyer, Kyösti Kallio, John Major, Wim Duisenberg, Ramiro I of Aragon, and Filippo Maria Visconti.

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Among people born in 1583, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 6Before him are Hugo Grotius, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Sasaki Kojirō, and Axel Oxenstierna. After him are Pieter Lastman, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Orlando Gibbons, Hayashi Razan, and Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury. Among people deceased in 1652, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 4Before him are Georges de La Tour, Jusepe de Ribera, and Gregorio Allegri. After him are Pietro Della Valle, Inigo Jones, John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg, Jan Asselijn, Jan Dirksz Both, Denis Pétau, and Chen Hongshou.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 14 out of 276Before him are Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), Lennart Meri (1929), Paul Keres (1916), Arnold Rüütel (1928), and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929). After him are Adolf von Harnack (1851), Jaan Kross (1920), Felix Kersten (1898), Paul von Rennenkampf (1854), Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770), and Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770).

Among POLITICIANS In Estonia

Among politicians born in Estonia, Jacob De la Gardie ranks 6Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684), Alfred Rosenberg (1893), Konstantin Päts (1874), Lennart Meri (1929), and Arnold Rüütel (1928). After him are Felix Kersten (1898), Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), Neeme Järvi (1937), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), Alexander Gorchakov (1798), and Bernhard Schmidt (1879).