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 388,470 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque is the 269th most popular military personnel (down from 256th in 2019), the 779th most popular biography from France (down from 762nd in 2019) and the 28th 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 269 out of 1,466Before him are Władysław Sikorski, Erich Hoepner, Rochus Misch, Lothar Rendulic, Federico da Montefeltro, and Arthur Nebe. After him are Reinhard Gehlen, Dmitry Yazov, Robert Nivelle, Maurice Benyovszky, Yūsuf Balasaguni, and Ishida Mitsunari.

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Among people born in 1902, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque ranks 28Before him are Josemaría Escrivá, Alfred Kastler, Harold Lasswell, Arne Tiselius, Kurt Alder, and Meyer Lansky. After him are Reinhard Gehlen, Alexander Luria, Mikhail Suslov, Juscelino Kubitschek, Walter Houser Brattain, and André Michel Lwoff. Among people deceased in 1947, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque ranks 29Before him are Pierre Bonnard, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Nicholas Roerich, Han van Meegeren, Victor Lustig, and Irving Fisher. After him are Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Luigi Russolo, Hans Fallada, Aung San, Manolete, and Pierre Janet.

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Among people born in France, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque ranks 779 out of 5,234Before him are Félix Guattari (1930), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659), Eric Cantona (1966), Madame Roland (1754), and Pierre Boulle (1912). After him are Arnaut Daniel (1150), Judith of Bavaria (797), Philippa of Hainault (1314), Maurice Chevalier (1888), Louise Bourgeois (1911), and Inessa Armand (1874).


Among military personnels born in France, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque ranks 28Before him are Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Maurice Gamelin (1872), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), and Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763). After him are Robert Nivelle (1856), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Georges Picquart (1854), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Pierre Augereau (1757), and François Christophe de Kellermann (1735).