John of Austria the Younger

1629 - 1679

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John Joseph of Austria or John of Austria (the Younger) (Spanish: Don Juan José de Austria; 7 April 1629 – 17 September 1679) was a Spanish general and political figure. He was the only illegitimate son of Philip IV of Spain to be acknowledged by the King and trained for military command and political administration. Don John advanced the causes of the Spanish Crown militarily and diplomatically at Naples, Sicily, Catalonia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Dunkirk and other fronts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Austria the Younger has received more than 185,160 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John of Austria the Younger is the 421st most popular military personnel (down from 406th in 2019), the 323rd most popular biography from Spain (down from 304th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Military Personnel.

John of Austria the Younger is most famous for his victory in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.

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Among military personnels, John of Austria the Younger ranks 421 out of 1,468Before him are Uqba ibn Nafi, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Gan Ning, Mitsuru Ushijima, Karl Silberbauer, and Muqali. After him are Cao Ren, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Laskarina Bouboulina, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Kawakami Gensai, and Yoshiko Kawashima.

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Among people born in 1629, John of Austria the Younger ranks 8Before him are John III Sobieski, Alexis of Russia, Pieter de Hooch, Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias, Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Gabriël Metsu. After him are Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Narai, Adolph John I, Count Palatine of Kleeburg, Charles II, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Cornelis Tromp. Among people deceased in 1679, John of Austria the Younger ranks 5Before him are Thomas Hobbes, Jan Steen, Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, and Giovanni Alfonso Borelli. After him are John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Joost van den Vondel, Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, Willem van Aelst, Marie de Rohan, Margherita de' Medici, and Francesco Barberini.

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Among people born in Spain, John of Austria the Younger ranks 323 out of 2,932Before him are Bernardino de Sahagún (1499), Juana Enríquez (1425), Maria Anna of Spain (1606), Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436), Isidore the Laborer (1080), and Gonzalo Pizarro (1510). After him are Diego de Landa (1524), Ruy López de Segura (1530), Ferdinand Columbus (1488), Abraham Cresques (1325), Alfonso, Prince of Asturias (1907), and Catherine of Navarre (1470).