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Pasquale Paoli

1725 - 1807

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Filippo Antonio Pasquale de' Paoli (Italian: [fiˈlippo anˈtɔːnjo paˈskwaːle de ˈpaːoli]; French: Philippe-Antoine-Pascal Paoli; 6 April 1725 – 5 February 1807) was a Corsican patriot, statesman, and military leader who was at the forefront of resistance movements against the Genoese and later French rule over the island. He became the President of the Executive Council of the General Diet of the People of Corsica and wrote the Constitution of the state. The Corsican Republic was a representative democracy asserting that the elected Diet of Corsican representatives had no master. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pasquale Paoli has received more than 366,389 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Pasquale Paoli is the 1,706th most popular politician (down from 1,600th in 2019), the 601st most popular biography from France (up from 604th in 2019) and the 140th most popular French Politician.

Pasquale Paoli is most famous for being the first president of the Corsican Republic.

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Among politicians, Pasquale Paoli ranks 1,706 out of 15,577Before him are Jehoash of Judah, Koxinga, Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, Crown Prince Sado, Talaat Pasha, and Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal. After him are Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Charles Edward Stuart, Charles Albert of Sardinia, Kamose, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Bona Sforza.

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Among people born in 1725, Pasquale Paoli ranks 4Before him are Giacomo Casanova, Abdul Hamid I, and Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. After him are Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Robert Clive, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, Ludovico Manin, Suzuki Harunobu, Henry Benedict Stuart, and John Newton. Among people deceased in 1807, Pasquale Paoli ranks 3Before him are Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily and Angelica Kauffman. After him are Jérôme Lalande, Magtymguly Pyragy, Jeanne Baret, Henry Benedict Stuart, George Atwood, John Newton, Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Osman Pazvantoğlu, and Jacob Philipp Hackert.

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Among people born in France, Pasquale Paoli ranks 601 out of 6,011Before him are Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), Lucien Febvre (1878), Héloïse (1101), Sophie Marceau (1966), and Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752). After him are Guy Debord (1931), Michel Piccoli (1925), François Fénelon (1651), Henri Barbusse (1873), Pierre Boulez (1925), and Marie of Anjou (1404).


Among politicians born in France, Pasquale Paoli ranks 140Before him are Elisa Bonaparte (1777), Theuderic I (485), Childebert I (497), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Alaric II (458), and Francis, Duke of Guise (1519). After him are Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848), Yolande de Polastron (1749), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Jean Jaurès (1859), and Lazare Carnot (1753).