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Joseph Gallieni

1849 - 1916

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Joseph Simon Gallieni (24 April 1849 – 27 May 1916) was a French soldier, active for most of his career as a military commander and administrator in the French colonies. Gallieni is infamous in Madagascar as the French military leader who exiled Queen Ranavalona III and abolished the 350-year-old monarchy on the island.He was recalled from retirement at the beginning of the First World War. As Military Governor of Paris he played an important role in the First Battle of the Marne, when Maunoury's Sixth Army, which was under his command, attacked the German west flank. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Gallieni has received more than 165,807 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Joseph Gallieni is the 559th most popular military personnel (up from 651st in 2019), the 1,540th most popular biography from France (up from 1,836th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular French Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Joseph Gallieni ranks 559 out of 1,468Before him are Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Saitō Hajime, Aegidius, Heraclius the Elder, and Maarten Tromp. After him are Filipp Golikov, Takeichi Nishi, Nicolaus von Below, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Hisaichi Terauchi, and Alexander Pokryshkin.

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Among people born in 1849, Joseph Gallieni ranks 28Before him are Alexander Kielland, Vera Zasulich, Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria, Archduchess Mathilda of Austria, Lord Randolph Churchill, and Empress Shōken. After him are Saionji Kinmochi, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Michael Ancher, W. T. Stead, Basil Zaharoff, and Paul Rée. Among people deceased in 1916, Joseph Gallieni ranks 41Before him are Gérard Encausse, Victoriano Huerta, Julius Fučík, Pierre Duhem, Vasily Surikov, and Antonio Sant'Elia. After him are Théodule-Armand Ribot, Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Hans Richter, Hugo Münsterberg, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, and Torakusu Yamaha.

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Among people born in France, Joseph Gallieni ranks 1,540 out of 6,011Before him are Guillaume de Beaujeu (1300), Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken (1721), Francis II, Duke of Lorraine (1572), Barbara (1930), Louise of France (1737), and Xavier de Maistre (1763). After him are Edmond Becquerel (1820), Charles François de Cisternay du Fay (1698), Marcel Dassault (1892), Raymond of Burgundy (1070), Michel Richard Delalande (1657), and William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (1024).


Among military personnels born in France, Joseph Gallieni ranks 62Before him are Pierre Cambronne (1770), Walter Krüger (1890), Marie-Pierre Kœnig (1898), Bob Denard (1929), Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle (1775), and Aegidius (450). After him are Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon (1754), Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (1476), Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier (1742), Barthélemy Catherine Joubert (1769), Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours (1489), and Raoul Salan (1899).