Jean-Baptiste Jourdan

1762 - 1833

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Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, 1st Count Jourdan (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. He was also a Jacobin politician during the Directory phase of the French Revolution, serving as member of the Council of Five Hundred between 1797 and 1799.One of the most successful commanders of the French Revolutionary Army, Jourdan is best remembered in the Revolution for leading the French to a decisive victory over the First Coalition at the Battle of Fleurus, during the Flanders campaign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Baptiste Jourdan has received more than 226,668 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste Jourdan is the 373rd most popular military personnel, the 1,079th most popular biography from France (down from 1,078th in 2019) and the 46th 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 373 out of 1,466Before him are Okita Sōji, Jean-Andoche Junot, Bahram Chobin, Ivan Paskevich, Horatius Cocles, and Thrasybulus. After him are Jean-Baptiste Bessières, Omar Pasha, Maximilian von Spee, Yonatan Netanyahu, Erich Kempka, and Osman Nuri Pasha.

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Among people born in 1762, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan ranks 6Before him are Johann Gottlieb Fichte, George IV of the United Kingdom, Constanze Mozart, André Chénier, and Pierre André Latreille. After him are Gia Long, Theroigne de Mericourt, Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Jacques Balmat, and Spencer Perceval. Among people deceased in 1833, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan ranks 12Before him are Marie-Antoine Carême, Seraphim of Sarov, Ram Mohan Roy, Hugh Glass, William Wilberforce, and Pierre André Latreille. After him are Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Abbas Mirza, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Adamantios Korais, and Duke Alexander of Württemberg.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan ranks 1,079 out of 5,234Before him are Charles III, Prince of Monaco (1818), Princess Clémentine of Orléans (1817), Alice Prin (1901), Robert-François Damiens (1715), Henri, Prince of Condé (1588), and Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800). After him are Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768), Thierry Henry (1977), Marie Anne de Bourbon (1666), Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), and Max Linder (1883).


Among military personnels born in France, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan ranks 46Before him are Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764), Louis-Gabriel Suchet (1770), La Hire (1390), Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889), François Achille Bazaine (1811), and Jean-Andoche Junot (1771). After him are Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), Guillaume Brune (1763), Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), and Aegidius (450).