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José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia

1766 - 1840

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José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia y Velasco (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse ɣasˈpaɾ roˈðɾiɣes ðe ˈfɾansia]) (6 January 1766 – 20 September 1840) was a Paraguayan lawyer and politician, and the first dictator (1814–1840) of Paraguay following its 1811 independence from the Spanish Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia has received more than 215,531 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia is the 5,482nd most popular politician (down from 5,319th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Paraguay (up from 7th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Paraguayan Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia ranks 5,482 out of 15,710Before him are Malcolm II of Scotland, Bianca Maria Visconti, Ahmed Izzet Pasha, Louis Lucien Bonaparte, John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg, and Vaballathus. After him are Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Maria Temryukovna, Bohemond III of Antioch, Tokugawa Iesada, Milo Đukanović, and Princess Elisabeth of Prussia.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1766, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia ranks 13Before him are Nikolay Karamzin, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, William Hyde Wollaston, Dominique Jean Larrey, Rodolphe Kreutzer, and Maine de Biran. After him are Johanna Schopenhauer, Charlotte, Princess Royal, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, Robert Darwin, François-Xavier Fabre, and Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases. Among people deceased in 1840, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia ranks 15Before him are Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Louis de Bonald, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol, and Francisco de Paula Santander. After him are Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Crown Princess of Prussia, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Carl Ludvig Engel, and Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom.

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In Paraguay

Among people born in Paraguay, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia ranks 4 out of 145Before him are Alfredo Stroessner (1912), Francisco Solano López (1827), and José Luis Chilavert (1965). After him are Augusto Roa Bastos (1917), Agustín Barrios (1885), Fernando Lugo (1951), Carlos Antonio López (1792), Arsenio Erico (1915), Andrés Rodríguez (1923), Horacio Cartes (1956), and Julio César Romero (1960).

Among POLITICIANS In Paraguay

Among politicians born in Paraguay, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia ranks 3Before him are Alfredo Stroessner (1912) and Francisco Solano López (1827). After him are Fernando Lugo (1951), Carlos Antonio López (1792), Andrés Rodríguez (1923), Horacio Cartes (1956), Juan Carlos Wasmosy (1938), José Félix Estigarribia (1888), Federico Chávez (1882), Fulgencio Yegros (1780), and Bernardino Caballero (1839).