Peter Lacy

1678 - 1751

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Peter Graf von Lacy (Russian: Пётр Петро́вич Ла́сси, tr. Pyotr Petróvich Lássi; English: Pierce Edmond de Lacy; Irish: Peadar (Piarais Éamonn) de Lása; 26 September 1678 – 30 April 1751) was an Irish born soldier who later served in the Imperial Russian army. Considered one of the most successful Russian Imperial commanders before Rumyantsev and Suvorov, in a military career that spanned half a century he claimed to have participated in 31 campaigns, 18 battles, and 18 sieges. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Lacy has received more than 83,511 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Peter Lacy is the 866th most popular military personnel (down from 761st in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 80th in 2019) and the most popular Irish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Peter Lacy ranks 866 out of 1,466Before him are Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Robert Blake, Fritz von Below, Max Pauly, Bruno Loerzer, and Erich Abraham. After him are Walter Stennes, Inés Suárez, Alexander Matrosov, Pavel Batitsky, Iosif Gurko, and John Basilone.

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Among people born in 1678, Peter Lacy ranks 9Before him are Yongzheng Emperor, Amaro Pargo, Louis Alexandre, Count of Toulouse, Filippo Juvarra, Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma, and Karl Leopold, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Adrien Maurice de Noailles, Jakob Hermann, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, and Pierre Raymond de Montmort. Among people deceased in 1751, Peter Lacy ranks 10Before him are William IV, Prince of Orange, Frederick, Prince of Wales, Louise of Great Britain, Jacques I, Prince of Monaco, Tokugawa Yoshimune, and Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. After him are Christopher Polhem, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, John Machin, and George Graham.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Peter Lacy ranks 89 out of 460Before him are Bertie Ahern (1951), Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie (1810), James Hoban (1762), Saint Kilian (640), Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (1769), and Vergilius of Salzburg (700). After him are Andrew Graham (1815), Grace O'Malley (1530), Aidan Gillen (1968), Arthur Guinness (1725), Conor McGregor (1988), and Sinéad O'Connor (1966).