Joseph Laniel

1889 - 1975

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Joseph Laniel (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔzɛf lanjɛl]; 12 October 1889, Vimoutiers, Orne – 8 April 1975, Paris) was a French conservative politician of the Fourth Republic, who served as Prime Minister for a year from 1953 to 1954. During the middle of his tenure as Prime Minister Laniel was an unsuccessful candidate for the French Presidency, a post won by René Coty. Co-founder of the Republican Party of Liberty (PRL), then of the National Center of Independents and Peasants (CNIP), Laniel's cabinet was overturned after the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu in Indochina in 1954. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Laniel has received more than 40,871 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Joseph Laniel is the 10,635th most popular politician (down from 10,178th in 2019), the 3,188th most popular biography from France (down from 2,827th in 2019) and the 692nd most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Joseph Laniel ranks 10,635 out of 15,710Before him are Jayavarman III, Ignacy Daszyński, Moritz Balthasar Borkhausen, Mary McAleese, José Joaquín de Herrera, and Heliocles I. After him are Kaarlo Castrén, Charles Savarin, William B. Travis, Khamerernebty II, Henri Brisson, and Rickard Sandler.

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Among people born in 1889, Joseph Laniel ranks 150Before him are Paul Deman, Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro, Gottfried Fuchs, Erich Pommer, Gerhard Marcks, and W. S. Van Dyke. After him are Bernhard Karlgren, Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu, Julius Skutnabb, Géo André, Otto Tief, and Bodil Ipsen. Among people deceased in 1975, Joseph Laniel ranks 126Before him are Moe Howard, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Louis Jordan, Gaston Gallimard, William D. Coolidge, and William Phillips. After him are José María Guido, Tony Brise, Ezzard Charles, Murray Leinster, Pierre Fresnay, and Charles Journet.

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Among people born in France, Joseph Laniel ranks 3,188 out of 5,234Before him are Achille Richard (1794), Marc Levy (1961), Jean Rollin (1938), Daniel Bensaïd (1946), Joseph Duplessis (1725), and Jules Bianchi (1989). After him are Maria Deraismes (1828), Henri Brisson (1835), Geoffrey, Count of Nantes (1134), Micheline Ostermeyer (1922), Jacques Tardi (1946), and Bernard Giraudeau (1947).


Among politicians born in France, Joseph Laniel ranks 692Before him are Roselyne Bachelot (1946), Georges Leygues (1857), Ingelger (900), Michel Maffesoli (1944), François Bayrou (1951), and Joseph François Dupleix (1697). After him are Henri Brisson (1835), Geoffrey I, Duke of Brittany (1000), Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven (1896), Martine Aubry (1950), Joseph Avenol (1879), and Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury (1914).