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 95,554 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Peter Lacy is the 843rd most popular military personnel (up from 866th in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 89th in 2019) and the most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Peter Lacy ranks 843 out of 1,468Before him are Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Fritz von Below, George B. McClellan, Erich Abraham, Alphonse Juin, and Hermann von François. After him are Pierre Dupont de l'Étang, Helmut Lent, Abu Bakr ibn Umar, David Farragut, Alexey Maresyev, and Gainas.

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Among people born in 1678, Peter Lacy ranks 9Before him are Yongzheng Emperor, Louis Alexandre, Count of Toulouse, Amaro Pargo, 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 9Before him are Frederick I of Sweden, William IV, Prince of Orange, Frederick, Prince of Wales, Jacques I, Prince of Monaco, Louise of Great Britain, and Tokugawa Yoshimune. After him are Christopher Polhem, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Robert Maynard, Louise Julie de Mailly-Nesle, and Nicola Salvi.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Peter Lacy ranks 85 out of 501Before him are Maureen O'Sullivan (1911), James Hoban (1762), Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (1769), Neil Jordan (1950), Kevin Roche (1922), and Fionnula Flanagan (1941). After him are Saint Kilian (640), Brenda Fricker (1945), Eliza Lynch (1833), Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883), Roger Casement (1864), and Aidan Gillen (1968).