Paul Masson

1876 - 1944

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Paul Masson (11 October 1876 in Mostaganem – 30 November 1944) was a French cyclist who raced at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.In 1895, Masson's application for the French World Championship national team was rejected until later that same year he won two major races, securing his place on the team.Masson was 19 when he raced in the 1896 Summer Olympics in three track cycling events, all on the same day, winning every one. In his first event at the Neo Phaliron Velodrome, the 2 km (1.2 mi) 6-lap sprint, there were only three other finishers, German Joseph Rosemeyer having dropped out early on. Masson won the race by two seconds ahead of Stamatios Nikolopoulos of Greece, and fellow Frenchman Léon Flameng. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Masson has received more than 160,941 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Paul Masson is the 6,498th most popular politician (down from 5,106th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 38th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Algerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Paul Masson ranks 6,498 out of 15,710Before him are Goh Chok Tong, King Nan of Zhou, Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Roman Dmowski, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio Nasica, and Emperor Go-Ichijō. After him are Gundemar, Stefan Czarniecki, Hwang Kyo-ahn, Smilets of Bulgaria, Tigranes III, and Sin-shumu-lishir.

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Among people born in 1876, Paul Masson ranks 64Before him are Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Tomáš Baťa, Tatyana Afanasyeva, and Joseph Meister. After him are Thomas Hicks, Nicola Romeo, Ettore Bastico, Viktor Kaplan, André Tardieu, and Roman Malinovsky. Among people deceased in 1944, Paul Masson ranks 101Before him are Fritz Witt, Emanuel Ringelblum, Felix Nussbaum, Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff, Paul Cornu, and Ulrich von Hassell. After him are Ethel Smyth, Thomas Midgley Jr., Helmut Lent, Hans Krása, Pavel Haas, and Petr Ginz.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Paul Masson ranks 49 out of 164Before him are Abdelkader Bensalah (1941), Enrico Macias (1938), Gaston Julia (1893), Liamine Zéroual (1941), Kateb Yacine (1929), and Lalla Fatma N'Soumer (1830). After him are Edwige Fenech (1948), Alphonse Juin (1888), Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre (1810), Rabah Madjer (1958), Adherbal (-200), and René Viviani (1862).

Among POLITICIANS In Algeria

Among politicians born in Algeria, Paul Masson ranks 21Before him are Ptolemy of Mauretania (-9), Micipsa (-200), Chadli Bendjedid (1929), Mohamed Boudiaf (1919), Abdelkader Bensalah (1941), and Liamine Zéroual (1941). After him are Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre (1810), Adherbal (-200), René Viviani (1862), Ali Kafi (1928), Lakhdar Brahimi (1934), and Thelma Schoonmaker (1940).