Philippe Pétain

1856 - 1951

Philippe Pétain

Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Pétain (24 April 1856 – 23 July 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain (, French: [filip petɛ̃]), Marshal Pétain (Maréchal Pétain) and sometimes, The Old Marshal (Le Vieux Maréchal), was a French general officer who attained the position of Marshal of France at the end of World War I, during which he became known as The Lion of Verdun (Le Lion de Verdun). In collaboration with Nazi Germany, he then served as the Chief of State of Vichy France from 1940 to 1944. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe Pétain has received more than 2,755,361 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 267th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Philippe Pétain ranks 264 out of 14,801Before him are Julian, Woodrow Wilson, Nicholas I of Russia, Charles VIII of France, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Georgy Zhukov. After him are Godfrey of Bouillon, Hugh Capet, Ahmed II, Ashurbanipal, Alexander II of Russia, and Konstantin Chernenko.

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Among people born in 1856, Philippe Pétain ranks 5Before him are Sigmund Freud, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, and Woodrow Wilson. After him are J. J. Thomson, Louis Sullivan, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, and Georgi Plekhanov. Among people deceased in 1951, Philippe Pétain ranks 3Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein and André Gide. After him are Ferdinand Porsche, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Arnold Schoenberg, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Arnold Sommerfeld, Abdullah I of Jordan, René Guénon, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, and Hermann Broch.

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Among people born in France, Philippe Pétain ranks 124 out of 4,109Before him are Henri Poincaré (1854), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Évariste Galois (1811), Charles VIII of France (1470), Charles Aznavour (1924), and Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122). After him are Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Pierre Bourdieu (1930), Hugh Capet (940), Paul Verlaine (1844), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), and Jean Cocteau (1889).


Among politicians born in France, Philippe Pétain ranks 33Before him are Philip II of France (1165), Louis XI of France (1423), Charles VII of France (1403), Charles IX of France (1550), François Mitterrand (1916), and Charles VIII of France (1470). After him are Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Hugh Capet (940), Charles VI of France (1368), Philip V of Spain (1683), Abdulmejid I (1823), and Charles V of France (1338).

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