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Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly

1761 - 1818

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Prince Michael Andreas (Mikhail Bogdanovich) Barclay de Tolly (German: Fürst Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly; baptised 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 de Tolly, while serving as the minister of war in Russia, was responsible for the country's defense against Napoleon's invasion in June 1812. He held this position until the following year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly has received more than 480,315 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly is the 130th most popular nobleman (down from 117th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Latvia 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, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly ranks 130 out of 842Before him are Mariana of Austria, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Chlodomer, Odo of France, Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, and Maria Goretti. After him are Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, Miguel I of Portugal, and Sophia of Hanover.

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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 William Carey, Jan Potocki, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, Jean-Charles Pichegru, August von Kotzebue, Philippe Buonarroti, Antoine Barnave, and Sineperver Sultan. 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, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Maria Isabel of Braganza, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Alexandre Pétion, Warren Hastings, and Johan Gottlieb Gahn.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly ranks 6 out of 284Before him are Sergei Eisenstein (1898), Wilhelm Ostwald (1853), Mark Rothko (1903), Mikhail Tal (1936), and Isaiah Berlin (1909). After him are Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), and Aron Nimzowitsch (1886).

Among NOBLEMEN In Latvia

Among noblemen born in Latvia, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly ranks 1After him are Friedrich Kettler (1569), Maria Amalia of Courland (1653), and Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg (1802).