Pierre Messmer

1916 - 2007

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Pierre Joseph Auguste Messmer (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ mɛsmɛʁ]; 20 March 1916 – 29 August 2007) was a French Gaullist politician. He served as Minister of Armies under Charles de Gaulle from 1960 to 1969 – the longest serving since Étienne François, duc de Choiseul under Louis XV – and then as Prime Minister under Georges Pompidou from 1972 to 1974. A member of the French Foreign Legion, he was considered one of the historical Gaullists, and died aged 91 in the military hospital of the Val-de-Grâce in August 2007. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Messmer has received more than 107,740 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Pierre Messmer is the 7,174th most popular politician (down from 6,996th in 2019), the 2,121st most popular biography from France (up from 2,140th in 2019) and the 526th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Pierre Messmer ranks 7,174 out of 15,577Before him are Mindon Min, Henk Sneevliet, Gaius Lutatius Catulus, Milan Babić, Tai Kang, and Antoinette de Bourbon. After him are Heinz Kessler, Domitia Lepida the Younger, Denys Shmyhal, Infanta Benedita of Portugal, Emma Darwin, and Leo Ryan.

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Among people born in 1916, Pierre Messmer ranks 84Before him are Constantin Virgil Gheorghiu, Luis Corvalán, Hamani Diori, Archduke Felix of Austria, Luigi Comencini, and Kristján Eldjárn. After him are Yekaterina Budanova, Shirley Jackson, Hubert Maga, José Manuel Moreno, Mika Špiljak, and Julio César Turbay Ayala. Among people deceased in 2007, Pierre Messmer ranks 101Before him are Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, Atle Selberg, Luigi Comencini, Karel Svoboda, and Ralph Asher Alpher. After him are Julien Gracq, Paul Cohen, Wally Schirra, Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven, Mika Špiljak, and Steve Fossett.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Messmer ranks 2,121 out of 6,011Before him are Madeleine Vionnet (1876), Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1748), Emmanuel Philibert, Prince of Carignano (1628), Louis, Duke of Montpensier (1513), Nicolas Anelka (1979), and Augustin Barruel (1741). After him are Charles Cros (1842), Pierre Klossowski (1905), Petronilla of Aquitaine (1125), François Blondel (1618), Julien Gracq (1910), and Philippe Quinault (1635).


Among politicians born in France, Pierre Messmer ranks 526Before him are Pierre Fournier (1906), Joseph Darnand (1897), Léon Duguit (1859), Francis I, Duke of Brittany (1414), Emmanuel Philibert, Prince of Carignano (1628), and Louis, Duke of Montpensier (1513). After him are Petronilla of Aquitaine (1125), Henry II, Duke of Guise (1614), William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (935), Fulk I, Count of Anjou (870), Adelaide of Paris (850), and Jacques Cœur (1395).