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Pierre Cambronne

1770 - 1842

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Pierre Jacques Étienne Cambronne, later Pierre, 1st Viscount Cambronne (26 December 1770 – 29 January 1842), was a general of the First French Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Cambronne has received more than 212,193 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre Cambronne is the 492nd most popular military personnel (down from 459th in 2019), the 1,387th most popular biography from France (down from 1,320th in 2019) and the 56th most popular French Military Personnel.

Pierre Cambronne is most famous for his response to the demand to surrender at the Battle of Waterloo.

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Among military personnels, Pierre Cambronne ranks 492 out of 1,468Before him are Heinz Harmel, Lucius Artorius Castus, Dmitry Pozharsky, Hans Baur, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, and Lazare Hoche. After him are William Bligh, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Duško Popov, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, and Tamon Yamaguchi.

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Among people born in 1770, Pierre Cambronne ranks 16Before him are Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Theodoros Kolokotronis, and Ferdinando Carulli. After him are Thomas Johann Seebeck, Alexandre Pétion, Manuel Belgrano, George Canning, Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano, and Dominique Vandamme. Among people deceased in 1842, Pierre Cambronne ranks 12Before him are Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Jules Dumont d'Urville, Clemens Brentano, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, Dominique Jean Larrey, and Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, Charles Bell, Peter Fendi, José de Espronceda, Wojciech Żywny, and Francisco Morazán.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Cambronne ranks 1,387 out of 6,011Before him are Roger Caillois (1913), Lazare Hoche (1768), Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (1604), Jean-Claude Killy (1943), Coluche (1944), and Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (1692). After him are Stephen, Count of Blois (1045), Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia (1909), Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716), Pierre Duhem (1861), Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801), and Queen Anne of Romania (1923).


Among military personnels born in France, Pierre Cambronne ranks 56Before him are Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Guillaume Brune (1763), Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno (1764), Jean-Charles Pichegru (1761), Heinz Harmel (1906), and Lazare Hoche (1768). After him are Walter Krüger (1890), Marie-Pierre Kœnig (1898), Bob Denard (1929), Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle (1775), Aegidius (450), and Joseph Gallieni (1849).