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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 213,574 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jacques MacDonald is the 315th most popular military personnel (up from 328th in 2019), the 893rd most popular biography from France (up from 964th in 2019) and the 34th 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 315 out of 1,468Before him are Fyodor Tolbukhin, François Joseph Lefebvre, Sergey Sokolov, Nikolai Yudenich, Andrei Grechko, and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. After him are Nearchus, Kirill Meretskov, Bahram Chobin, Charles François Dumouriez, Roger de Flor, and Walther Wenck.

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Among people born in 1765, Jacques MacDonald ranks 6Before him are Pope Gregory XVI, Nicéphore Niépce, William IV of the United Kingdom, Robert Fulton, and Pyotr Bagration. After him are Charles Felix of Sardinia, Emma, Lady Hamilton, Karl Ludwig Harding, 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, Emperor Kōkaku, Lucien Bonaparte, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, and Siméon Denis Poisson. After him are Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Louis de Bonald, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, and Francisco de Paula Santander.

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Among people born in France, Jacques MacDonald ranks 893 out of 6,011Before him are Odo the Great (650), Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438), Joan the Lame (1293), Georges Couthon (1755), Jean-Paul Gaultier (1952), and André-Jacques Garnerin (1769). After him are Louis Desaix (1768), Inessa Armand (1874), Bruno Latour (1947), Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143), Auguste Mariette (1821), and Arnaut Daniel (1150).


Among military personnels born in France, Jacques MacDonald ranks 34Before him are Oenomaus (-105), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Robert Nivelle (1856), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), and François Joseph Lefebvre (1755). After him are Charles François Dumouriez (1739), Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), Jean-Andoche Junot (1771), Pierre Augereau (1757), and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847).