Louis-Nicolas Davout

1770 - 1823

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Louis-Nicolas d'Avout (French pronunciation: [lwi nikɔla davu]; 10 May 1770 – 1 June 1823), better known as Davout, 1st Prince of Eckmühl, 1st Duke of Auerstaedt, was a French military commander and Marshal of the Empire who served during both the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. His talent for war, along with his reputation as a stern disciplinarian, earned him the nickname "The Iron Marshal" (Le Maréchal de fer). He is ranked along with Marshals André Masséna and Jean Lannes as one of Napoleon's finest commanders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis-Nicolas Davout has received more than 736,815 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Louis-Nicolas Davout is the 115th most popular military personnel (up from 126th in 2019), the 382nd most popular biography from France (up from 390th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Military Personnel.

Louis-Nicolas Davout was a French general who was most famous for his victory at the Battle of Auerstadt.

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Among military personnels, Louis-Nicolas Davout ranks 115 out of 2,058Before him are Robert E. Lee, Klaus Barbie, Pancho Villa, Stilicho, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Axel von Fersen the Younger. After him are Vasily Chuikov, Cimon, Gaius Julius Caesar, Erich von Falkenhayn, Jean Lannes, and André Masséna.

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Among people born in 1770, Louis-Nicolas Davout ranks 6Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Frederick William III of Prussia, Friedrich Hölderlin, and Bertel Thorvaldsen. After him are William Wordsworth, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, Theodoros Kolokotronis, and Anton Reicha. Among people deceased in 1823, Louis-Nicolas Davout ranks 4Before him are David Ricardo, Edward Jenner, and Pope Pius VII. After him are Lazare Carnot, Jacques Charles, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Charles François Dumouriez, Ann Radcliffe, André-Jacques Garnerin, Edmund Cartwright, and Abraham-Louis Breguet.

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Among people born in France, Louis-Nicolas Davout ranks 382 out of 6,770Before him are André Malraux (1901), Marin Mersenne (1588), Théophile Gautier (1811), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), John Vianney (1786), and Hans Bethe (1906). After him are Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Léo Delibes (1836), Louis IV of France (920), and Fernandel (1903).


Among military personnels born in France, Louis-Nicolas Davout ranks 11Before him are Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), and Theodor Eicke (1892). After him are Jean Lannes (1769), André Masséna (1758), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), Joseph Joffre (1852), and Louis, Grand Condé (1621).