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 61,674 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Maurice Sarrail is the 717th most popular military personnel (down from 661st in 2019), the 1,984th most popular biography from France (down from 1,867th in 2019) and the 81st most popular French Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Maurice Sarrail ranks 717 out of 1,466. Before him are Nobutake Kondō, Friedrich Hossbach, Seiichi Itō, Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven, Iona Yakir, and Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma. After him are Marcantonio Colonna, Wilhelm Schepmann, Heinrich Bär, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., Jarosław Dąbrowski, and Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff.

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Among people born in 1856, Maurice Sarrail ranks 43Before him are Pedro Lascuráin, Hara Takashi, Émile Picard, Carl David Tolmé Runge, Enrico Ferri, and Christian Sinding. After him are Stepa Stepanović, Princess Isabella of Croÿ, Matthias Zurbriggen, Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Maurycy Gottlieb, and Ahad Ha'am. Among people deceased in 1929, Maurice Sarrail ranks 41Before him are Asa Griggs Candler, Gyula Andrássy the Younger, La Goulue, Manuel Gomes da Costa, Enrico Ferri, and Rainis. After him are Stepa Stepanović, Mahidol Adulyadej, Adolf Meyer, Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia, Gotō Shinpei, and Aletta Jacobs.

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Among people born in France, Maurice Sarrail ranks 1,984 out of 5,234. Before him are Louise Abbéma (1853), Marcel Achard (1899), Jean-Marie Guyau (1854), Alix of France (1151), François-Marie Raoult (1830), and Philippe Quinault (1635). After him are Maurice de Broglie (1875), Jean Bruller (1902), Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1597), Jean Behra (1921), François Blondel (1618), and Omar Sy (1978).


Among military personnels born in France, Maurice Sarrail ranks 81Before him are Joseph Gallieni (1849), Louis-Joseph de Montcalm (1712), Claude Alexandre de Bonneval (1675), Christian de Castries (1902), Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1771), and Jean II Le Maingre (1366). After him are William Iron Arm (1010), Hubert Lyautey (1854), Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle (1775), François Étienne de Kellermann (1770), Aimable Pélissier (1794), and Henri Gouraud (1867).