Jean Lannes

1769 - 1809

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Jean Lannes, 1st Duke of Montebello, Prince of Siewierz (10 April 1769 – 31 May 1809), was a French military commander and a Marshal of the Empire who served during both the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He was one of Napoleon's most daring and talented generals, and is regarded by many as one of history's greatest military commanders. Napoleon once commented on Lannes: "I found him a pygmy and left him a giant". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Lannes has received more than 634,317 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Jean Lannes is the 120th most popular military personnel (up from 146th in 2019), the 405th most popular biography from France (up from 449th in 2019) and the 12th most popular French Military Personnel.

Jean lannes is most famous for being a French racing driver. He is a three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a four-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona.

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Over the past year Jean Lannes has had the most page views in the with 113,072 views, followed by French (67,681), and Russian (31,008). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Thai (128.23%), Piedmontese (97.47%), and Polish (69.95%)


Among military personnels, Jean Lannes ranks 120 out of 2,058Before him are Axel von Fersen the Younger, Louis-Nicolas Davout, Vasily Chuikov, Cimon, Gaius Julius Caesar, and Erich von Falkenhayn. After him are André Masséna, Hermann Hoth, Michael Wittmann, Hiroo Onoda, Nestor Makhno, and Yakov Dzhugashvili.

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Among people born in 1769, Jean Lannes ranks 7Before him are Napoleon, Alexander von Humboldt, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Michel Ney, Georges Cuvier, and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. After him are Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ivan Krylov, André-Jacques Garnerin, Thomas Lawrence, and Ivan Kotliarevsky. Among people deceased in 1809, Jean Lannes ranks 2Before him is Joseph Haydn. After him are Thomas Paine, Rama I, Nicolai Abildgaard, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Joseph-Marie Vien, Matthew Boulton, and François Laurent d'Arlandes.

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Among people born in France, Jean Lannes ranks 405 out of 6,770Before him are Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Camille Desmoulins (1760), Gaspard Monge (1746), Robert I of France (860), Pierre Bayle (1647), and Patrice de MacMahon (1808). After him are Paul Ricœur (1913), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709), Marcel Marceau (1923), and Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682).


Among military personnels born in France, Jean Lannes ranks 12Before him are Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Theodor Eicke (1892), and Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770). After 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).