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Maurice Sarrail

1856 - 1929

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Maurice Paul Emmanuel Sarrail (6 April 1856 – 23 March 1929) was a French general of the First World War. Sarrail's openly socialist political connections made him a rarity amongst the Catholics, conservatives and monarchists who dominated the French Army officer corps under the Third Republic before the war, and were the main reason why he was appointed to command at Salonika.At the start of the war, Sarrail commanded VI Corps then Third Army in the Ardennes and around Verdun, where his army played an important role in the final stages of the First Battle of the Marne and where he took the credit for holding Verdun (later the site of an important battle in 1916). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Sarrail has received more than 90,768 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Maurice Sarrail is the 799th most popular military personnel (down from 717th in 2019), the 2,167th most popular biography from France (down from 1,981st in 2019) and the 88th most popular French Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Maurice Sarrail ranks 799 out of 1,468Before him are Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, Henri Gouraud, Otto von Lossow, Gustav-Adolf von Zangen, Carmine Crocco, and Hans Cramer. After him are Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Osami Nagano, Albert Leo Schlageter, Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma, Cleombrotus, and Artabazos II.

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Among people born in 1856, Maurice Sarrail ranks 44Before him are Pedro Lascuráin, Ahad Ha'am, Enrico Ferri, Naftali Herz Imber, Stepa Stepanović, and Maurycy Gottlieb. After him are Carl David Tolmé Runge, Christian Sinding, Sergei Winogradsky, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, Princess Isabella of Croÿ, and Hermann von François. Among people deceased in 1929, Maurice Sarrail ranks 41Before him are Asa Griggs Candler, La Goulue, Manuel Gomes da Costa, Rainis, Enrico Ferri, and Stepa Stepanović. After him are Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia, Princess Olga Paley, Princess Viktoria of Prussia, Gotō Shinpei, Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi, and Mahidol Adulyadej.

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Among people born in France, Maurice Sarrail ranks 2,167 out of 6,011Before him are Georges Claude (1870), Peter Nolasco (1180), Amadeus V, Count of Savoy (1249), William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (935), Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786), and Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894). After him are Lucien Petit-Breton (1882), André Vingt-Trois (1942), Maurice de Broglie (1875), Jacques Charrier (1936), Jean-Loup Chrétien (1938), and Jean-Dominique Bauby (1952).


Among military personnels born in France, Maurice Sarrail ranks 88Before him are Jean Maximilien Lamarque (1770), William Iron Arm (1010), François Étienne de Kellermann (1770), Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1771), Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725), and Henri Gouraud (1867). After him are Jacques Massu (1908), Thomas Robert Bugeaud (1784), Pierre Dupont de l'Étang (1765), Hans von Salmuth (1888), Rudolf Schmundt (1896), and Marcellin Marbot (1782).