Maurice Gamelin

1872 - 1958

Maurice Gamelin

Maurice Gustave Gamelin (20 September 1872 – 18 April 1958) was a French army general in the French Army. Gamelin is remembered for his disastrous command (until 17 May 1940) of the French military during the Battle of France (10 May–22 June 1940) in World War II and his steadfast defence of republican values. The Commander-in-chief of the French Armed Forces at the start of World War II, Gamelin was viewed as a man with significant intellectual ability. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Gamelin has received more than 300,627 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 242nd most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Maurice Gamelin ranks 242 out of 1,194Before him are Nicolas Oudinot, Tōgō Heihachirō, Dietrich von Choltitz, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Eli Cohen, and Henning von Tresckow. After him are Bertrand du Guesclin, Hans von Seeckt, Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Kurt Meyer, Kurt Knispel, and Pierre Augereau.

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Among people born in 1872, Maurice Gamelin ranks 20Before him are Sergei Diaghilev, Anton Denikin, Paul Langevin, Djemal Pasha, Charles Greeley Abbot, and Helena Rubinstein. After him are Gotse Delchev, Sri Aurobindo, Jože Plečnik, Aubrey Beardsley, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, and Mathilde Kschessinska. Among people deceased in 1958, Maurice Gamelin ranks 19Before him are Juan Ramón Jiménez, Lion Feuchtwanger, Faisal II of Iraq, Tyrone Power, Georges Rouault, and G. E. Moore. After him are Rudolf von Laban, Giacomo Balla, Duncan Edwards, André Bazin, Ole Kirk Christiansen, and Edna Purviance.

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Among people born in France, Maurice Gamelin ranks 736 out of 4,109Before him are Philippe de Vitry (1291), Jean Meslier (1664), Louis the Blind (880), Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736), Madame Roland (1754), and François Fénelon (1651). After him are Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Robert Curthose (1054), Léonin (1135), Sophie Marceau (1966), Vincent Auriol (1884), and Joanna of Bourbon (1338).


Among military personnels born in France, Maurice Gamelin ranks 27Before him are Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Joseph Joffre (1852), Syagrius (430), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), and Nicolas Oudinot (1767). After him are Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Pierre Augereau (1757), Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), Jacques MacDonald (1765), and Robert Nivelle (1856).

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