Nicolas Oudinot

1767 - 1848

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Nicolas Charles Oudinot, comte d'Oudinot, duc de Reggio (25 April 1767 in Bar-le-Duc – 13 September 1847 in Paris), was a Marshal of the Empire. He is known to have been wounded 34 times in battle, being hit by artillery shells, sabres, and at least twelve bullets over the course of his military career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas Oudinot has received more than 234,492 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicolas Oudinot is the 285th most popular military personnel (up from 288th in 2019), the 829th most popular biography from France (down from 815th in 2019) and the 31st most popular French Military Personnel.

Nicolas Oudinot was a French general who was famous for his service in the Napoleonic Wars. He is most famous for his victory at the Battle of Waterloo, where he commanded the French II Corps.

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Among military personnels, Nicolas Oudinot ranks 285 out of 2,058Before him are Werner Mölders, Usama ibn Zayd, Lothar Rendulic, Roman Shukhevych, Federico da Montefeltro, and Titus Labienus. After him are Maurice de Saxe, Juan Pujol García, Gerhard Barkhorn, Bahram Chobin, Wang Jian, and Jiang Wei.

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Among people born in 1767, Nicolas Oudinot ranks 11Before him are John Quincy Adams, Jean-Baptiste Say, John VI of Portugal, Benjamin Constant, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, and August Wilhelm Schlegel. After him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Manuel Godoy, Henri Christophe, Maria Theresa of Austria, Rama II of Siam, and Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson. Among people deceased in 1848, Nicolas Oudinot ranks 12Before him are John Quincy Adams, Christian VIII of Denmark, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, Bernard Bolzano, Caroline Herschel, and Vissarion Belinsky. After him are María Isabella of Spain, Mohammad Shah Qajar, Khachatur Abovian, Thomas Cole, Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse, and William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne.

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Among people born in France, Nicolas Oudinot ranks 829 out of 6,770Before him are Isabella of Angoulême (1188), Félix Guattari (1930), Louis the Blind (880), Henry II, Count of Champagne (1166), Paul Landowski (1875), and Magnentius (303). After him are Joscelin I, Count of Edessa (1072), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804), Maurice Denis (1870), Mary of Guise (1515), and Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677).


Among military personnels born in France, Nicolas Oudinot ranks 31Before him are Maurice Gamelin (1872), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), Robert Nivelle (1856), and Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40). After him are Georges Picquart (1854), Charles François Dumouriez (1739), Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), and Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno (1764).