Pierre Pigneau de Behaine

1741 - 1799

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Pierre Joseph Georges Pigneau (2 November 1741 in Origny-en-Thiérache – 9 October 1799, in Qui Nhơn), commonly known as Pigneau de Béhaine (French: [piɲo də be.ɛn]), also Pierre Pigneaux, Bá Đa Lộc ("Pedro" 百多祿), Bách Đa Lộc (伯多祿) and Bi Nhu ("Pigneau" 悲柔), was a French Catholic priest best known for his role in assisting Nguyễn Ánh (later Emperor Gia Long) to establish the Nguyễn dynasty in Vietnam after the Tây Sơn rebellion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Pigneau de Behaine has received more than 36,674 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre Pigneau de Behaine is the 1,588th most popular religious figure, the 2,941st most popular biography from France and the 136th most popular French Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine ranks 1,588 out of 2,272Before him are Cesare Orsenigo, Calgacus, Raël, Megabates, Federico Lombardi, and Giovanni Urbani. After him are Dorotheus of Tyre, Wolfgang Capito, Josef Frings, Prosper Guéranger, Sebeos, and Angelo Felici.

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Among people born in 1741, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine ranks 18Before him are Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Emperor Momozono, Andrea Luchesi, Benedict Arnold, Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Augustin Barruel. After him are Arthur Young, Johann Gottlieb Naumann, José Cadalso, William Withering, Ivan Gudovich, and Charles Willson Peale. Among people deceased in 1799, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine ranks 26Before him are Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Johann Hedwig, Claude Balbastre, Patrick Henry, and Marcus Elieser Bloch. After him are Pierre Charles Le Monnier, Giuseppe Parini, William Curtis, Jean-Étienne Montucla, Johann Julius Walbaum, and Francesco Mario Pagano.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine ranks 2,941 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac (1778), François-Henri Pinault (1962), Vincent Voiture (1597), Jacques Ozanam (1640), Émile Combes (1835), and Tristan Bernard (1866). After him are Georges Carpentier (1894), Charles-François Brisseau de Mirbel (1776), Wolfgang Capito (1478), Pascal Lamy (1947), Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet (1831), and Jules Simon (1814).


Among religious figures born in France, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine ranks 136Before him are Marie-Joseph Lagrange (1855), Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange (1877), Jacques Hamel (1930), Flodoard (894), Eucherius of Lyon (380), and Raël (1946). After him are Wolfgang Capito (1478), Prosper Guéranger (1805), Louis Antoine de Noailles (1651), Jean du Vergier de Hauranne (1581), Jacques Marquette (1637), and Pierre Robert Olivétan (1505).