La Hire

1390 - 1443

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Étienne de Vignolles (French pronunciation: ​[etjɛn də viɲɔl]), also known as La Hire (French: [la iʁ]); (1390 – 11 January 1443), was a French military commander during the Hundred Years' War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of La Hire has received more than 263,024 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). La Hire is the 362nd most popular military personnel (down from 336th in 2019), the 1,053rd most popular biography from France (down from 978th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular French Military Personnel.

La hire is most famous for the story of the shepherd who finds a baby in a basket and takes it home to his wife. The wife takes the baby in as their own and they raise it as their daughter. The baby grows up to be a beautiful woman and the king falls in love with her. He asks for her hand in marriage, but she refuses because she is not of noble birth. The king decides to send her to a convent to see if she changes her mind. She does not, so the king sends her back home to live with her adoptive parents.

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Among military personnels, La Hire ranks 362 out of 1,466Before him are Qutayba ibn Muslim, Henri Giraud, Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, and Günther Rall. After him are Kim Philby, Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, François Achille Bazaine, Okita Sōji, and Jean-Andoche Junot.

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Among people born in 1390, La Hire ranks 2Before him is Rogier van der Weyden. After him are John Dunstaple, João Gonçalves Zarco, Elizabeth of Görlitz, Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, Álvaro de Luna, 1st Duke of Trujillo, Al-Musta'in, Bengt Jönsson, Petr Chelčický, and Cristoforo Moro. Among people deceased in 1443, La Hire ranks 3Before him are Erasmo of Narni and Zeami Motokiyo. After him are Tvrtko II of Bosnia, Ferdinand the Holy Prince, Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, and Niccolò Albergati.

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In France

Among people born in France, La Hire ranks 1,053 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Todt (1946), William of Gellone (750), Louis-Gabriel Suchet (1770), Johannes Tauler (1300), Jacques Clément (1567), and Adela of Champagne (1140). After him are Louis Alexandre, Count of Toulouse (1678), Agnes of Poitou (1025), Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien (1772), Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805), Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois (1895), and Émile Bernard (1868).


Among military personnels born in France, La Hire ranks 42Before him are François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), Jacques MacDonald (1765), Charles François Dumouriez (1739), Henri Giraud (1879), Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764), and Louis-Gabriel Suchet (1770). After him are Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889), François Achille Bazaine (1811), Jean-Andoche Junot (1771), Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762), Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768), and Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763).