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Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque

1902 - 1947

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Philippe François Marie Leclerc de Hauteclocque (22 November 1902 – 28 November 1947) was a Free-French general during the Second World War. He became Marshal of France posthumously in 1952, and is known in France simply as le maréchal Leclerc or just Leclerc. The son of an aristocratic family, Hauteclocque graduated from the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr, the French military academy, in 1924. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque has received more than 533,533 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque is the 245th most popular military personnel (up from 269th in 2019), the 710th most popular biography from France (up from 777th in 2019) and the 27th most popular French Military Personnel.

Philippe leclerc de Hauteclocque was a French general who led the Free French Forces in World War II. He was most famous for leading the French First Army during the liberation of Paris in 1944.

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Among military personnels, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque ranks 245 out of 1,468Before him are Maurice Gamelin, Werner Mölders, Pedro de Alvarado, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, and Zhang Liao. After him are Khalifa Haftar, Andrey Yeryomenko, Eumenes, Federico da Montefeltro, Pittacus of Mytilene, and Franz Stangl.

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Among people born in 1902, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque ranks 31Before him are Meyer Lansky, Arne Jacobsen, Harold Lasswell, Marcel Breuer, Mikhail Suslov, and Alva Myrdal. After him are Reinhard Gehlen, Alexander Luria, Theodore Schultz, Émile Benveniste, Juscelino Kubitschek, and André Michel Lwoff. Among people deceased in 1947, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque ranks 28Before him are Ernst Lubitsch, Pierre Bonnard, Karl Mannheim, Nicholas Roerich, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, and Victor Lustig. After him are Stanley Baldwin, G. H. Hardy, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Irving Fisher, Luigi Russolo, and Bugsy Siegel.

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Among people born in France, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque ranks 710 out of 6,011Before him are Louise of Savoy (1476), Eugène Sue (1804), Aristide Maillol (1861), Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1725), Maurice Chevalier (1888), and Pierre Loti (1850). After him are Alexandre Millerand (1859), François Darlan (1881), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788), Georges Sorel (1847), and Raoul Dufy (1877).


Among military personnels born in France, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque ranks 27Before him are Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), and Maurice Gamelin (1872). After him are Oenomaus (-105), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Robert Nivelle (1856), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), and François Joseph Lefebvre (1755).