Jean Parisot de Valette

1494 - 1568

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Fra' Jean "Parisot" de la Valette (4 February 1495[?] – 21 August 1568) was a French nobleman and 49th Grand Master of the Order of Malta, from 21 August 1557 to his death in 1568. As a Knight Hospitaller, joining the order in the Langue de Provence, he fought with distinction against the Turks at Rhodes. As Grand Master, Valette became the Order's hero and most illustrious leader, commanding the resistance against the Ottomans at the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, sometimes regarded as one of the greatest sieges of all time.The foundation stone of Valletta was laid by Grandmaster La Valette in 1566. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Parisot de Valette has received more than 237,030 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Jean Parisot de Valette is the 1,837th most popular politician (down from 1,652nd in 2019), the 672nd most popular biography from France (down from 616th in 2019) and the 150th most popular French Politician.

Jean Parisot de Valette was a French nobleman and the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta. He led the knights in defending Malta from the Ottoman Empire in 1565.

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Among politicians, Jean Parisot de Valette ranks 1,837 out of 15,710Before him are Walther Rathenau, Quintus Sertorius, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Hyejong of Goryeo, and Brasidas. After him are Ellac, Stefan Lazarević, King Wu of Zhou, Sigurd the Crusader, Kim Jong-suk, and William IV, Prince of Orange.

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Among people born in 1494, Jean Parisot de Valette ranks 8Before him are Francis I of France, François Rabelais, Fuzûlî, Georgius Agricola, Pontormo, and Bona Sforza. After him are Rosso Fiorentino, Lucas van Leyden, Leo Africanus, Hans Sachs, William Tyndale, and Saitō Dōsan. Among people deceased in 1568, Jean Parisot de Valette ranks 4Before him are Elisabeth of Valois, Carlos, Prince of Asturias, and Albert, Duke of Prussia. After him are Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Jacques Arcadelt, Stanislaus Kostka, Andrés de Urdaneta, Sophie of Pomerania, Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn, Nicolaus Olahus, and Garcia de Orta.

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Among people born in France, Jean Parisot de Valette ranks 672 out of 5,234Before him are Raymond Aron (1905), Adam de la Halle (1245), Louis Renault (1877), Roger Garaudy (1913), Hans Bethe (1906), and Dora Maar (1907). After him are Aristide Maillol (1861), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), François-André Danican Philidor (1726), Caroline Bonaparte (1782), Éliphas Lévi (1810), and Louis Malle (1932).


Among politicians born in France, Jean Parisot de Valette ranks 150Before him are Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677), Theuderic I (485), Paul Doumer (1857), Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528), and Magnentius (303). After him are Caroline Bonaparte (1782), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Jean Jaurès (1859), William Longsword (893), and Louise of Savoy (1476).