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 time of the Third Republic, he served as Prime Minister of France from 27 January 1931 to 20 February 1932, and a second time from 7 June 1935 to 24 January 1936. A socialist early in his life, Laval became a lawyer in 1909 and was famous for his defense of strikers, trade unionists and leftists against government prosecution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Laval has received more than 1,031,177 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Pierre Laval is the 1,079th most popular politician (up from 1,086th in 2019), the 411th most popular biography from France and the 97th 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 1,079 out of 15,710Before him are Clement Attlee, Xuande Emperor, Baldur von Schirach, Isaac II Angelos, Robert I of France, and Empress Gi. After him are Chongzhen Emperor, James A. Garfield, Rama, Christian III of Denmark, Faisal I of Iraq, and Psamtik I.

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Among people born in 1883, Pierre Laval ranks 19Before him are Napoleon Hill, Morihei Ueshiba, José Ortega y Gasset, Victor Francis Hess, Grigory Zinoviev, and Clement Attlee. After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg, Theo van Doesburg, Semyon Budyonny, Johannes Blaskowitz, Maurice Utrillo, and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Among people deceased in 1945, Pierre Laval ranks 26Before him are Ernst Cassirer, Johan Huizinga, Clara Petacci, Pietro Mascagni, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Heinrich Müller. After him are Dietrich Bonhoeffer, David Lloyd George, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Hermann Fegelein, Ernst Busch, and Hans Krebs.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Laval ranks 411 out of 5,234Before him are Robert Campin (1375), François-Noël Babeuf (1760), Robert I of France (860), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Charles Le Brun (1619), and Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770). After him are Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Auguste Escoffier (1847), Avitus (395), Giambologna (1529), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), and Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805).


Among politicians born in France, Pierre Laval ranks 97Before him are James I of Aragon (1208), Édouard Daladier (1884), Jean Monnet (1888), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Dagobert I (611), and Robert I of France (860). After him are Avitus (395), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Lothair of France (941), Aristide Briand (1862), Louis, Dauphin of France (1729), and Camille Desmoulins (1760).