Pierre Laval

1883 - 1945

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Pierre Jean Marie Laval (French pronunciation: [pjɛʁ laval]; 28 June 1883 – 15 October 1945) was a French politician. During the Third Republic, he served as Prime Minister of France from 1931 to 1932 and from 1935 to 1936. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Laval has received more than 1,570,194 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre Laval is the 1,077th most popular politician (up from 1,387th in 2019), the 397th most popular biography from France (up from 499th in 2019) and the 96th most popular French Politician.

Pierre Laval was most famous for his involvement in the Vichy government during World War II.

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Among politicians, Pierre Laval ranks 1,077 out of 19,576Before him are Valdemar IV of Denmark, Park Geun-hye, Ariq Böke, Corazon Aquino, John II Casimir Vasa, and Alaeddin Pasha. After him are Itō Hirobumi, Władysław III of Poland, Magnus Maximus, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Claudius Gothicus, and Emperor Kōmei.

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Among people born in 1883, Pierre Laval ranks 16Before him are Jaroslav Hašek, Nikos Kazantzakis, Lev Kamenev, Grigory Zinoviev, Clement Attlee, and Victor Francis Hess. After him are José Ortega y Gasset, Morihei Ueshiba, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Semyon Budyonny, Maurice Utrillo, and Norman Haworth. Among people deceased in 1945, Pierre Laval ranks 23Before him are Paul Valéry, Heinrich Müller, Wilhelm Canaris, Pietro Mascagni, George S. Patton, and Irma Grese. After him are Johan Huizinga, David Lloyd George, Vidkun Quisling, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, August von Mackensen, and Princess Stéphanie of Belgium.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Laval ranks 397 out of 6,770Before him are Jules Rimet (1873), Ernest Renan (1823), Paul Éluard (1895), James I of Aragon (1208), Gustave Moreau (1826), and Dagobert I (611). After him are Liliane Bettencourt (1922), Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Camille Desmoulins (1760), Gaspard Monge (1746), Robert I of France (860), and Pierre Bayle (1647).


Among politicians born in France, Pierre Laval ranks 96Before him are Paul Barras (1755), Édouard Daladier (1884), Adolphe Thiers (1797), Louis IV of France (920), James I of Aragon (1208), and Dagobert I (611). After him are Camille Desmoulins (1760), Robert I of France (860), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), and Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856).