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Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne

1756 - 1819

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Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (French pronunciation: ​[ʒak nikɔla bijo vaʁɛn]; 23 April 1756 – 3 June 1819), also known as Jean Nicolas or by his nickname, the Righteous Patriot, was a French personality of the Revolutionary period. Jacques Nicolas Billaud-Varenne was an instrumental figure of the period known as the Reign of Terror. Billaud-Varenne climbed his way up the ladder of power during that period, becoming one of the most militant members of the Committee of Public Safety. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne has received more than 42,172 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne is the 7,463rd most popular politician (down from 6,805th in 2019), the 2,206th most popular biography from France (down from 2,096th in 2019) and the 536th most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne ranks 7,463 out of 15,577Before him are Archduke Leopold Ludwig of Austria, Bernhard Schmidt, Theophano Martinakia, Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar, Bettino Ricasoli, and Tiberius Sempronius Longus. After him are Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Samsu-Ditana, Ayad Allawi, Alluwamna, James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, and Sweyn Haakonsson.

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Among people born in 1756, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne ranks 16Before him are Joseph Martin Kraus, Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, Jean-Baptiste Carrier, Wojciech Żywny, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, and Duke Louis of Württemberg. After him are Thomas Rowlandson, Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve, James Gillray, Paul Wranitzky, Federico Gravina, and Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc. Among people deceased in 1819, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne ranks 16Before him are August von Kotzebue, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco, Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Sophie Blanchard, and Erik Acharius. After him are Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, Bodawpaya, Abbé Faria, Alexander Tormasov, Johan David Åkerblad, and Valentin Vodnik.

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Among people born in France, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne ranks 2,206 out of 6,011Before him are Elif Shafak (1971), Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808), Louis François Joseph, Prince of Conti (1734), Michel Rocard (1930), Jean Goujon (1510), and Medardus (470). After him are Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau (1715), Emmanuel Petit (1970), Robert Pires (1973), Claude Zidi (1934), Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois (1820), and Jean Bodel (1165).


Among politicians born in France, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne ranks 536Before him are Fulk I, Count of Anjou (870), Adelaide of Paris (850), Jacques Cœur (1395), Walter V, Count of Brienne (1278), Louis François Joseph, Prince of Conti (1734), and Michel Rocard (1930). After him are Constance, Duchess of Brittany (1161), Thomas Bérard (1300), Marie Anne de La Trémoille, princesse des Ursins (1642), Adela of France (1009), Maurice Couve de Murville (1907), and René Duguay-Trouin (1673).