Nicolas Chauvin

1790 - 1900

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Nicolas Chauvin (French: [ʃɔvɛ̃]) is a legendary, possibly apocryphal or fictional French black Moor soldier and patriot who is supposed to have served in the First Army of the French Republic and later in La Grande Armée of Napoleon. His name is the eponym of chauvinism, originally a term for excessive nationalistic fervor, but later used to refer to any form of bigotry or bias (e.g., male chauvinism). According to the stories that developed about him, Chauvin was born in Rochefort around 1780. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas Chauvin has received more than 212,609 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicolas Chauvin is the 384th most popular military personnel (up from 447th in 2019), the 1,095th most popular biography from France (up from 1,290th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Military Personnel.

Nicolas Chauvin was a French soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. He was known for his extreme nationalism and chauvinism, which was an attitude of superiority over other countries.

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Among military personnels, Nicolas Chauvin ranks 384 out of 1,468Before him are Georges Picquart, Günther Rall, Prokop the Great, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Leonid Govorov, and Reinhard Scheer. After him are Ban Chao, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Vasily Sokolovsky, Nikolai Kuznetsov, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Roman Shukhevych.

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Among people born in 1790, Nicolas Chauvin ranks 9Before him are Sunjo of Joseon, George Everest, August Ferdinand Möbius, John Tyler, Alphonse de Lamartine, and Jules Dumont d'Urville. After him are John Frederic Daniell, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, Robert Stirling, Adolph Diesterweg, Leopold, Prince of Salerno, and Gideon Mantell. Among people deceased in 1900, Nicolas Chauvin ranks 14Before him are Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John Ruskin, Vladimir Solovyov, Étienne Lenoir, Wilhelm Liebknecht, and John Sherman. After him are Isaac Levitan, Stephen Crane, Francis, Duke of Teck, Mary Kingsley, Emil Škoda, and Osman Nuri Pasha.

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Among people born in France, Nicolas Chauvin ranks 1,095 out of 6,011Before him are Jules Renard (1864), Agnes of Poitou (1025), Claude-Louis Navier (1785), Alexandra David-Néel (1868), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), and Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771). After him are Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838), Charles Nodier (1780), Manu Chao (1961), Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien (1772), Pierre d'Ailly (1350), and William of Gellone (750).


Among military personnels born in France, Nicolas Chauvin ranks 47Before him are Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768), Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762), Henri Giraud (1879), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), La Hire (1390), and Georges Picquart (1854). After him are Louis-Gabriel Suchet (1770), François Achille Bazaine (1811), Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Guillaume Brune (1763), Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno (1764), and Jean-Charles Pichegru (1761).