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Marie Walewska

1786 - 1817

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Marie Walewska, Countess Walewska (née Łączyńska; Polish: Maria Walewska; 7 December 1786 – 11 December 1817) was a Polish noblewoman in the court of Napoleon I who used her influence to sway the emperor towards the creation of an independent Polish state. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie Walewska has received more than 278,991 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Marie Walewska is the 1,741st most popular politician (down from 1,561st in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Poland (down from 90th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Polish Politician.

Marie Walewska was the mistress of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Among politicians, Marie Walewska ranks 1,741 out of 15,577Before her are Desiderius, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Hiero II of Syracuse, Hu Yaobang, Publius Clodius Pulcher, and Levi Eshkol. After her are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Bumin Qaghan, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Richard von Weizsäcker, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, and Theuderic IV.

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Among people born in 1786, Marie Walewska ranks 8Before her are Wilhelm Grimm, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Christian VIII of Denmark, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, John Vianney, and François Arago. After her are Michel Eugène Chevreul, Sophie of France, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, John Franklin, Davy Crockett, and Friedrich Kuhlau. Among people deceased in 1817, Marie Walewska ranks 7Before her are Jane Austen, Germaine de Staël, Tadeusz Kościuszko, André Masséna, Charles Messier, and Karađorđe. After her are Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Theroigne de Mericourt, and William Bligh.

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Among people born in Poland, Marie Walewska ranks 99 out of 1,454Before her are Ulrich Beck (1944), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), and Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858). After her are Kurt Daluege (1897), Stefan Banach (1892), Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), Leopold Kronecker (1823), Hanna Reitsch (1912), and Karl Hanke (1903).


Among politicians born in Poland, Marie Walewska ranks 23Before her are Anna Jagiellon (1523), Horst Köhler (1943), Egon Krenz (1937), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), and Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858). After her are Kurt Daluege (1897), Karl Hanke (1903), Mieszko I of Poland (940), Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), and Arthur Liebehenschel (1901).