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, named Marshal of the Empire in 1804 and often called Marshal Soult. Soult was one of only six officers in French history to receive the distinction of Marshal General of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-de-Dieu Soult has received more than 295,454 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jean-de-Dieu Soult is the 193rd most popular military personnel (down from 144th in 2019), the 598th most popular biography from France (down from 460th 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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Among military personnels, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 193 out of 1,466Before him are Auguste de Marmont, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Abraha, Rudolf Abel, Date Masamune, and Oskar Dirlewanger. After him are Gaius Claudius Glaber, Akechi Mitsuhide, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Kurt Meyer, Pittacus of Mytilene, and Syagrius.

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Among people born in 1769, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 9Before him are Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Georges Cuvier, Michel Ney, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Ivan Krylov, and Jean Lannes. After him are Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, André-Jacques Garnerin, William Smith, Thomas Lawrence, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, and Ivan Kotliarevsky. Among people deceased in 1851, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 8Before him are Mary Shelley, Louis Daguerre, J. M. W. Turner, Marie Thérèse of France, James Fenimore Cooper, and Karl Drais. After him are Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Manuel Godoy, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, and Gaspare Spontini.

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Among people born in France, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 598 out of 5,234Before him are Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Élisabeth of France (1764), Alfred Werner (1866), Louis Blériot (1872), René Guénon (1886), and Mireille Darc (1938). After him are Louis de Montfort (1673), Peter IV of Aragon (1319), René Lacoste (1904), Roger I of Sicily (1031), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), and Elisa Bonaparte (1777).


Among military personnels born in France, Jean-de-Dieu Soult ranks 19Before him are André Masséna (1758), Joseph Joffre (1852), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Jean Lannes (1769), Auguste de Marmont (1774), and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757). After him are Syagrius (430), Oenomaus (-105), Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), and Maurice Gamelin (1872).