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Michel Ney

1769 - 1815

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Michel Ney, 1st Duke of Elchingen, 1st Prince of the Moskva (pronounced [miʃɛl nɛ]; 10 January 1769 – 7 December 1815), was a French military commander and Marshal of the Empire who fought in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Ney has received more than 1,550,602 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 52 in 2019). Michel Ney is the 73rd most popular military personnel (up from 79th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Germany (up from 199th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Military Personnel.

Michel Ney was a French military commander during the Napoleonic Wars. He was known for his military prowess and his loyalty to Napoleon.

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Among military personnels, Michel Ney ranks 73 out of 1,468Before him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden, Ferdinand Foch, Seleucus I Nicator, Edward Smith, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, and Helmuth von Moltke the Elder. After him are Günther von Kluge, Ivan Konev, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Ahmad Sanjar, Eugène de Beauharnais, and Hans-Ulrich Rudel.

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Among people born in 1769, Michel Ney ranks 5Before him are Napoleon, Alexander von Humboldt, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, and Georges Cuvier. After him are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Jean Lannes, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ivan Krylov, André-Jacques Garnerin, and William Smith. Among people deceased in 1815, Michel Ney ranks 2Before him is Joachim Murat. After him are Sarah Baartman, Robert Fulton, Franz Mesmer, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Emma, Lady Hamilton, Jan Potocki, Carsten Niebuhr, Guillaume Brune, José María Morelos, and 9th Dalai Lama.

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Among people born in Germany, Michel Ney ranks 198 out of 6,142Before him are Philip Melanchthon (1497), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Emil Fischer (1852), Nelly Sachs (1891), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), and Jacob Grimm (1785). After him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), Alexander Van der Bellen (1944), Otto von Guericke (1602), and Konstantin von Neurath (1873).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Michel Ney ranks 17Before him are Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Alfred Jodl (1890), Walter Model (1891), Erich Raeder (1876), Erich Hartmann (1922), and Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800). After him are Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Albert Kesselring (1885), John of Austria (1547), Hermann Hoth (1885), and Heinrich Müller (1900).