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Jean de Dunois

1402 - 1468

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Jean d'Orléans, Count of Dunois (23 November 1402 – 24 November 1468), known as the "Bastard of Orléans" (French: bâtard d'Orléans) or simply Jean de Dunois, was a French military leader during the Hundred Years' War who participated in military campaigns with Joan of Arc. His nickname, the "Bastard of Orléans", was a mark of his high status, since it acknowledged him as a first cousin to the king and acting head of a cadet branch of the royal family during his half-brother's captivity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean de Dunois has received more than 168,916 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jean de Dunois is the 3,288th most popular politician (down from 2,935th in 2019), the 1,064th most popular biography from France (down from 992nd in 2019) and the 254th most popular French Politician.

Jean de Dunois was a French knight and the son of Charles VII. He led the French army to victory in the Battle of Castillon, which ended the Hundred Years War.

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Among politicians, Jean de Dunois ranks 3,288 out of 15,577Before him are Ferdinand II of Naples, Emperor Ai of Tang, Tukulti-Ninurta I, Otto I, Duke of Bavaria, Moinuddin Chishti, and Louis-Jules Trochu. After him are Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, Apepi, Maurice, Elector of Saxony, Kocel, Zwentibold, and Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in 1402, Jean de Dunois ranks 2Before him is Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal. After him are Nezahualcoyotl, Isabel of Barcelos, and Ferdinand the Holy Prince. Among people deceased in 1468, Jean de Dunois ranks 4Before him are Johannes Gutenberg, Skanderbeg, and Sejo of Joseon. After him are Abu'l-Khayr Khan, Juana Enríquez, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Bianca Maria Visconti, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, Francesco Squarcione, and Zara Yaqob.

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Among people born in France, Jean de Dunois ranks 1,064 out of 6,011Before him are Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), Wilfred the Hairy (840), John, Duke of Berry (1340), Charles Maurras (1868), and Louis-Jules Trochu (1815). After him are Michèle Morgan (1920), Arnulf of Metz (582), Madame de La Fayette (1634), Jacques Rivette (1928), François Leclerc du Tremblay (1577), and Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460).


Among politicians born in France, Jean de Dunois ranks 254Before him are Henriette of France (1727), William X, Duke of Aquitaine (1099), Augustin Robespierre (1763), Wilfred the Hairy (840), John, Duke of Berry (1340), and Louis-Jules Trochu (1815). After him are François Leclerc du Tremblay (1577), Henry, Count of Portugal (1066), Jean Casimir-Perier (1847), Henry II, Count of Champagne (1166), Daniel Cohn-Bendit (1945), and Agnes of Poitou (1025).