Jean-de-Dieu Soult

1769 - 1851

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Marshal General Jean-de-Dieu Soult, 1st Duke of Dalmatia (French: [ʒɑ̃dədjø sult]; 29 March 1769 – 26 November 1851) was a French general and statesman. He was a Marshal of the Empire during the Napoleonic Wars, and served three times as President of the Council of Ministers (prime minister) of France. Son of a country notary from southern France, Soult enlisted in the French Royal Army in 1785 and quickly rose through the ranks during the French Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-de-Dieu Soult has received more than 529,782 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean-de-Dieu Soult is the 175th most popular military personnel (up from 194th in 2019), the 568th most popular biography from France (up from 582nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular French Military Personnel.

Jean-de-Dieu Soult, 1st Duke of Dalmatia, was a French general and statesman, named Marshal of the Empire in 1804 and often called Marshal Soult. Soult is most famous for his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805.

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Over the past year Jean-de-Dieu Soult has had the most page views in the with 99,558 views, followed by French (45,171), and Russian (19,049). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (168.85%), Cantonese (87.30%), and Hebrew (62.74%)


Among military personnels, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 175 out of 2,058Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Helmuth Weidling, Zhao Yun, Georg von Küchler, Auguste de Marmont, and Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly. After him are Akechi Mitsuhide, Michiel de Ruyter, Hans Krebs, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Khalifa Haftar, and John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.

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Among people born in 1769, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 8Before him are Alexander von Humboldt, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Michel Ney, Georges Cuvier, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Jean Lannes. After him are Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ivan Krylov, André-Jacques Garnerin, Thomas Lawrence, Ivan Kotliarevsky, and William Smith. Among people deceased in 1851, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 8Before him are Marie Thérèse of France, J. M. W. Turner, Mary Shelley, Louis Daguerre, James Fenimore Cooper, and Karl Drais. After him are Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Manuel Godoy, and Gaspare Spontini.

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Among people born in France, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 568 out of 6,770Before him are Philippe Pinel (1745), Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464), Auguste de Marmont (1774), Bernard Tapie (1943), Louise Élisabeth of France (1727), and René of Anjou (1409). After him are Joseph Black (1728), Élisabeth of France (1764), Daniel Auber (1782), Alaric II (458), Johnny Hallyday (1943), and Peter the Hermit (1050).


Among military personnels born in France, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 19Before him are André Masséna (1758), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), Joseph Joffre (1852), Louis, Grand Condé (1621), and Auguste de Marmont (1774). After him are Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Syagrius (430), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), and Maurice Gamelin (1872).