Jacques MacDonald

1765 - 1840

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Étienne Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, 1st duc de Tarente (17 November 1765 – 25 September 1840), was a Marshal of the Empire and military leader during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. While not as famous as the other marshals of Napoleon, he was nonetheless a first-rate and successful general. Macdonald distinguished himself during the War of the First Coalition, with Macdonald being instrumental in the French victory during the Flanders campaign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques MacDonald has received more than 241,380 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Jacques MacDonald is the 527th most popular military personnel (down from 323rd in 2019), the 1,449th most popular biography from France (down from 891st in 2019) and the 53rd most popular French Military Personnel.

Jacques MacDonald was a French general who was most famous for his role in the Napoleonic Wars. He was the son of an Irish father and French mother, and he served as a general under Napoleon.

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Over the past year Jacques MacDonald has had the most page views in the with 22,664 views, followed by Russian (15,871), and French (14,792). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (200.80%), Lombard (118.72%), and Belarusian (98.95%)


Among military personnels, Jacques MacDonald ranks 527 out of 2,058Before him are Nathan Bedford Forrest, Ernst Lindemann, Dmitry Pozharsky, Roger of Lauria, Stepa Stepanović, and Živojin Mišić. After him are Pál Maléter, Creighton Abrams, Cao Zhen, Lautaro, Tamara Bunke, and Callimachus.

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Among people born in 1765, Jacques MacDonald ranks 11Before him are Robert Fulton, Pyotr Bagration, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Charles Felix of Sardinia, Emma, Lady Hamilton, and Paolo Ruffini. After him are Karl Ludwig Harding, José María Morelos, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, Carl Ludwig Willdenow, Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, and Franz Xaver von Baader. Among people deceased in 1840, Jacques MacDonald ranks 11Before him are Lucien Bonaparte, Emperor Kōkaku, Siméon Denis Poisson, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, and Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. After him are Louis de Bonald, Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol, and Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques MacDonald ranks 1,449 out of 6,770Before him are Joan I, Countess of Auvergne (1326), David Trezeguet (1977), Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre (1725), Louise Abbéma (1853), Louis Vierne (1870), and Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805). After him are Bernard de Tremelay (1100), Michèle Mouton (1951), Vincent d'Indy (1851), Yvette Guilbert (1865), Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière (1734), and Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713).


Among military personnels born in France, Jacques MacDonald ranks 53Before him are Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Aegidius (450), Jean-Charles Pichegru (1761), Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (1476), François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), and Pierre Cambronne (1770). After him are Henri de la Rochejaquelein (1772), Bob Denard (1929), Oenomaus (-105), Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon (1754), Louis-Gabriel Suchet (1770), and Joseph Gallieni (1849).