Jean de Lattre de Tassigny

1889 - 1952

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Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny (2 February 1889 – 11 January 1952) was a French général d'armée during World War II and the First Indochina War. He was posthumously elevated to the dignity of Marshal of France in 1952. As an officer during World War I, he fought in various battles, including at Verdun, and was wounded five times, surviving the war with eight citations, the Legion of Honour, and the Military Cross. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean de Lattre de Tassigny has received more than 589,480 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Jean de Lattre de Tassigny is the 325th most popular military personnel (up from 347th in 2019), the 927th most popular biography from France (up from 948th in 2019) and the 35th most popular French Military Personnel.

Jean de Lattre de Tassigny was a French army officer who led the French Union Army in the First Indochina War. He was a hero of World War II and was made a Marshal of France.

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Among military personnels, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny ranks 325 out of 2,058Before him are Kurt Knispel, Thrasybulus, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, Erich Priebke, Arthur Nebe, and Nearchus. After him are Reinhard Gehlen, Prokop the Great, Shunroku Hata, François Christophe de Kellermann, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, and Yermak Timofeyevich.

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Among people born in 1889, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny ranks 32Before him are Zalman Shazar, Pitirim Sorokin, Vasily Blyukher, Mercédès Jellinek, Taha Hussein, and Victor Fleming. After him are Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, Edgar Adrian, Walter Lippmann, Abel Gance, Günther Lütjens, and Kim Tu-bong. Among people deceased in 1952, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny ranks 25Before him are Kiichiro Toyoda, Ferenc Molnár, Paramahansa Yogananda, Hattie McDaniel, Robert Guérin, and Jürgen Stroop. After him are Charles Maurras, George Santayana, Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Charles Scott Sherrington, and Rudolf Slánský.

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Among people born in France, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny ranks 927 out of 6,770Before him are Saint Eligius (588), Michael Lonsdale (1931), Louise Michel (1830), Louis Barthou (1862), Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758), and Adela of Champagne (1140). After him are Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Georges Bernanos (1888), Rosa Bonheur (1822), Manu Chao (1961), Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764), and Joseph Babinski (1857).


Among military personnels born in France, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny ranks 35Before him are Robert Nivelle (1856), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Georges Picquart (1854), Charles François Dumouriez (1739), and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847). After him are François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno (1764), Henri Giraud (1879), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), and François Achille Bazaine (1811).