Jacques MacDonald

1765 - 1840

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Étienne (Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre) Macdonald, 1st Duke of Taranto (17 November 1765 – 25 September 1840), was a Marshal of the Empire and military leader during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques MacDonald has received more than 184,001 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Jacques MacDonald is the 328th most popular military personnel (down from 266th in 2019), the 967th most popular biography from France (down from 787th in 2019) and the 37th 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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Among military personnels, Jacques MacDonald ranks 328 out of 1,466Before him are Xiahou Yuan, Datis, Eduard Dietl, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Iwane Matsui, and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski. After him are Walter Nowotny, Polyperchon, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Roger de Flor, Toyotomi Hideyori, and Charles François Dumouriez.

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Among people born in 1765, Jacques MacDonald ranks 7Before him are Pope Gregory XVI, Nicéphore Niépce, William IV of the United Kingdom, Robert Fulton, Pyotr Bagration, and Emma, Lady Hamilton. After him are Charles Felix of Sardinia, Karl Ludwig Harding, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Paolo Ruffini, and José María Morelos. Among people deceased in 1840, Jacques MacDonald ranks 8Before him are Caspar David Friedrich, Frederick William III of Prussia, Siméon Denis Poisson, Lucien Bonaparte, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, and Emperor Kōkaku. After him are Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Louis de Bonald, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol, and Francisco de Paula Santander.

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Among people born in France, Jacques MacDonald ranks 967 out of 5,234Before him are Theodore Beza (1519), Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736), Henri Lebesgue (1875), Armand Fallières (1841), Guy de Chauliac (1300), and Lili Boulanger (1893). After him are Martin Bucer (1491), Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748), John I of Aragon (1350), Laura de Noves (1310), Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma (1930), and Pauline Viardot (1821).


Among military personnels born in France, Jacques MacDonald ranks 37Before him are Georges Picquart (1854), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Pierre Augereau (1757), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), and François Joseph Lefebvre (1755). After him are Charles François Dumouriez (1739), Henri Giraud (1879), Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764), Louis-Gabriel Suchet (1770), La Hire (1390), and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889).