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 Wars and the 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 457,074 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Jean Lannes is the 185th most popular military personnel (down from 158th in 2019), the 573rd most popular biography from France (down from 513th in 2019) and the 16th 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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Among military personnels, Jean Lannes ranks 185 out of 1,466Before him are Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Pyotr Bagration, Joseph Joffre, Qasem Soleimani, Gotthard Heinrici, and Louis-Alexandre Berthier. After him are Giovanni Giustiniani, Auguste de Marmont, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Abraha, Rudolf Abel, and Date Masamune.

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Among people born in 1769, Jean Lannes ranks 8Before him are Alexander von Humboldt, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Georges Cuvier, Michel Ney, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Ivan Krylov. After him are Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, André-Jacques Garnerin, William Smith, Thomas Lawrence, and Barthélemy Catherine Joubert. Among people deceased in 1809, Jean Lannes ranks 3Before him are Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine. After him are Rama I, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Nicolai Abildgaard, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, François Laurent d'Arlandes, Matthew Boulton, and William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland.

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Among people born in France, Jean Lannes ranks 573 out of 5,234Before him are Emmanuel Macron (1977), Ansgar (801), Léon Blum (1872), George Steiner (1929), Héloïse (1101), and Paul Sabatier (1854). After him are Childebert I (497), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), Joan II of Navarre (1311), Camille Flammarion (1842), Louis I, Duke of Orléans (1372), and Yolande de Polastron (1749).


Among military personnels born in France, Jean Lannes ranks 16Before him are Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), Louis, Grand Condé (1621), André Masséna (1758), Joseph Joffre (1852), and Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753). After him are Auguste de Marmont (1774), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), Syagrius (430), Oenomaus (-105), and Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766).