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Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly

1761 - 1818

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Prince Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (German: Fürst Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly; 27 December [O.S. 16 December] 1761 – 26 May [O.S. 14 May] 1818) was an Imperial Russian soldier of Baltic German and Scottish origin, who was commander-in-chief and Minister of War of the Russian Empire during Napoleon's invasion in 1812 and the War of the Sixth Coalition. Barclay implemented a number of reforms during this time that improved supply system in the army, doubled the number of army troops, and implemented new combat training principles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly has received more than 366,186 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly is the 117th most popular nobleman (up from 119th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Latvia (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Latvian Nobleman.

Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly was a Prussian General who led the Russian Army against Napoleon.

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Among NOBLEMEN

Among noblemen, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly ranks 117 out of 843Before him are Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Albert, Duke of Prussia, Mariana of Austria, Fatma Sultan, and Claude of France. After him are Pyotr Wrangel, Ramesses VII, Prince Vincent of Denmark, Chlodomer, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, and Avidius Cassius.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1761, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly ranks 4Before him are Pope Pius VIII, Selim III, and Marie Tussaud. After him are Jan Potocki, William Carey, August von Kotzebue, Jean-Charles Pichegru, Antoine Barnave, Smithson Tennant, Philippe Buonarroti, and Louis-Léopold Boilly. Among people deceased in 1818, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly ranks 3Before him are Charles XIII of Sweden and Gaspard Monge. After him are Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Maria Isabel of Braganza, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Alexandre Pétion, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Matthew Lewis, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, and Johan Gottlieb Gahn.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly ranks 6 out of 242Before him are Sergei Eisenstein (1898), Wilhelm Ostwald (1853), Mikhail Tal (1936), Mark Rothko (1903), and Isaiah Berlin (1909). After him are Jānis Lūsis (1939), Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), and Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948).

Among NOBLEMEN In Latvia

Among noblemen born in Latvia, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly ranks 1After him are Friedrich Kettler (1569) and Maria Amalia of Courland (1653).