Pierre-Charles Villeneuve

1763 - 1806

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Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve (31 December 1763 – 22 April 1806) was a French naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre-Charles Villeneuve has received more than 294,695 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre-Charles Villeneuve is the 382nd most popular military personnel (down from 334th in 2019), the 1,101st most popular biography from France (down from 972nd in 2019) and the 48th most popular French Military Personnel.

Pierre-Charles Villeneuve was a French naval officer who served in the Napoleonic Wars. He is most famous for his role in the Battle of Trafalgar, where he commanded the French fleet in the Mediterranean.

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Among military personnels, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve ranks 382 out of 1,466Before him are Maximilian von Spee, Yonatan Netanyahu, Erich Kempka, Osman Nuri Pasha, Alexander Samsonov, and Hermann Balck. After him are August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Reinhard Scheer, Georg von Frundsberg, Zhang He, Leopold Joseph von Daun, and Harold Lowe.

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Among people born in 1763, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve ranks 9Before him are Jean Paul, Józef Poniatowski, Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Jacques Charles, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, and Kobayashi Issa. After him are Augustin Robespierre, Claude Chappe, Guillaume Brune, Xavier de Maistre, Franz Danzi, and Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden. Among people deceased in 1806, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve ranks 15Before him are Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, and William Pitt the Younger. After him are Nicolas Leblanc, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Johann Christoph Adelung, Michel Adanson, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, and Nicolas-Edme Rétif.

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Among people born in France, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve ranks 1,101 out of 5,234Before him are Richard III, Duke of Normandy (1001), Henry II, Count of Champagne (1166), Jean Moulin (1899), Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger (1894), Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (1523), and Pierre Bouguer (1698). After him are Victor, Prince Napoléon (1862), Charles, Duke of Berry (1686), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Thomas Couture (1815), Antoine Meillet (1866), and Jacques Cassini (1677).


Among military personnels born in France, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve ranks 48Before him are La Hire (1390), Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889), François Achille Bazaine (1811), Jean-Andoche Junot (1771), Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762), and Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768). After him are Guillaume Brune (1763), Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Aegidius (450), Pierre Cambronne (1770), and Heinz Harmel (1906).