Jean-Baptiste Jourdan

1762 - 1833

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Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, 1st Count Jourdan (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ batist ʒuʁdɑ̃]; 29 April 1762 – 23 November 1833), was a French military commander who served during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He was made a Marshal of the Empire by Emperor Napoleon I in 1804. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Baptiste Jourdan has received more than 328,541 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste Jourdan is the 399th most popular military personnel (down from 367th in 2019), the 1,105th most popular biography from France (down from 1,019th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular French Military Personnel.

Jean-Baptiste Jourdan was a French general who served in the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. He is most famous for leading the French army to victory at the Battle of Fleurus in 1794.

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Among military personnels, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan ranks 399 out of 2,058Before him are Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Gan Ning, Li Mu, Sanada Yukimura, Choe Yeong, and Alexander Samsonov. After him are Günther Rall, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Ikrima ibn Abi Jahl, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, La Hire, and Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta.

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Among people born in 1762, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan ranks 7Before him are Johann Gottlieb Fichte, George IV of the United Kingdom, Constanze Mozart, André Chénier, Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, and Gia Long. After him are Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Jacques Balmat, Pierre André Latreille, Theroigne de Mericourt, María Cayetana de Silva, 13th Duchess of Alba, and Spencer Perceval. Among people deceased in 1833, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan ranks 11Before him are Marie-Antoine Carême, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Seraphim of Sarov, William Wilberforce, Ram Mohan Roy, and Hugh Glass. After him are Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Pierre André Latreille, Abbas Mirza, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, and Adamantios Korais.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan ranks 1,105 out of 6,770Before him are Victorien Sardou (1831), Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698), Heinrich Kramer (1430), Theobald II of Navarre (1239), Pepin II of Aquitaine (823), and Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850). After him are Flora Tristan (1803), Coluche (1944), Odile of Alsace (662), Étienne Gilson (1884), Charles III of Navarre (1361), and François Leclerc du Tremblay (1577).


Among military personnels born in France, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan ranks 43Before him are Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno (1764), Henri Giraud (1879), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), François Achille Bazaine (1811), and Lazare Hoche (1768). After him are La Hire (1390), Pierre Augereau (1757), Guillaume Brune (1763), Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Aegidius (450), and Jean-Charles Pichegru (1761).