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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 513,659 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Jean-de-Dieu Soult is the 189th most popular military personnel (up from 193rd in 2019), the 582nd most popular biography from France (up from 597th in 2019) and the 20th 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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Among military personnels, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 189 out of 1,468Before him are Draža Mihailović, Anton Denikin, Wilhelm List, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Erhard Milch, and Yue Fei. After him are Amr ibn al-As, Mikhail Frunze, Maximilian von Weichs, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, and Tadamichi Kuribayashi.

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

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Among people born in France, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 582 out of 6,011Before him are Roger I of Sicily (1031), Gaston Leroux (1868), Alaric II (458), Alfred de Musset (1810), Pierre Richard (1934), and René Lacoste (1904). After him are Jacques Monod (1910), Robert Bresson (1901), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Maurice Jarre (1924), Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), and Charles de Foucauld (1858).


Among military personnels born in France, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 20Before him are Louis, Grand Condé (1621), Jean Lannes (1769), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Joseph Joffre (1852), Auguste de Marmont (1774), and Syagrius (430). After him are Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), and Maurice Gamelin (1872).