Joseph Joffre

1852 - 1931

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Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre (12 January 1852 – 3 January 1931) was a French general who served as Commander-in-Chief of French forces on the Western Front from the start of World War I until the end of 1916. He is best known for regrouping the retreating allied armies to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne in September 1914. His political position waned after unsuccessful offensives in 1915, the German attack on Verdun in 1916, and the disappointing results of the Anglo-French offensive on the Somme in 1916. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Joffre has received more than 665,447 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Joseph Joffre is the 181st most popular military personnel (up from 187th in 2019), the 563rd most popular biography from France (up from 599th in 2019) and the 14th most popular French Military Personnel.

Joseph Joffre was a French general who led the French army during World War I. He is most famous for commanding the French and British forces in the Battle of the Marne, which stopped the German advance on Paris.

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Among military personnels, Joseph Joffre ranks 181 out of 1,466Before him are Anton Denikin, Wilhelm List, Joachim Peiper, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, and Pyotr Bagration. After him are Qasem Soleimani, Gotthard Heinrici, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Jean Lannes, Giovanni Giustiniani, and Auguste de Marmont.

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Among people born in 1852, Joseph Joffre ranks 12Before him are William Ramsay, Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Henri Moissan, Francisco Tárrega, and Santiago Ramón y Cajal. After him are Charles Taze Russell, Alice Liddell, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, and Julius Richard Petri. Among people deceased in 1931, Joseph Joffre ranks 16Before him are Otto Wallach, Omar Mukhtar, Theo van Doesburg, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Nielsen, and F. W. Murnau. After him are Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Bhagat Singh, Hermann Müller, Peter Kürten, Martinus Beijerinck, and Armand Fallières.

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Among people born in France, Joseph Joffre ranks 563 out of 5,234Before him are Maurice Jarre (1924), Paul Dukas (1865), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), and Jules Michelet (1798). After him are Pauline Bonaparte (1780), René of Anjou (1409), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Emmanuel Macron (1977), Ansgar (801), and Léon Blum (1872).


Among military personnels born in France, Joseph Joffre ranks 14Before him are Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Theodor Eicke (1892), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), Louis, Grand Condé (1621), and André Masséna (1758). After him are Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Jean Lannes (1769), Auguste de Marmont (1774), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), and Syagrius (430).