Prince Eugene of Savoy

1663 - 1736

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Prince Eugene Francis of Savoy-Carignano (18 October 1663 – 21 April 1736), better known as Prince Eugene, was a distinguished field marshal in the Army of the Holy Roman Empire and of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty during the 17th and 18th centuries. Renowned as one of the greatest military commanders of his era, Prince Eugene also rose to the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna spending six decades in the service of three emperors. Born in Paris, to the son of a French count and a niece of Cardinal Mazarin, Eugene was raised at the court of King Louis XIV. Initially destined for the priesthood as the youngest son of a noble family, he chose to pursue a military career at 19. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prince Eugene of Savoy has received more than 1,372,458 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Prince Eugene of Savoy is the 54th most popular military personnel (down from 42nd in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from France (down from 180th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Military Personnel.

Prince Eugene of Savoy was a military commander in the Austrian army during the War of Spanish Succession. He is most famous for his victories over the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Zenta and the Battle of Belgrade.

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Among military personnels, Prince Eugene of Savoy ranks 54 out of 2,058Before him are Michel Ney, Roland, Baron Munchausen, Mikhail Kutuzov, Flavius Aetius, and Erich Ludendorff. After him are Gerd von Rundstedt, Vasily Zaitsev, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, Ernst Röhm, Albrecht von Wallenstein, and Miltiades.

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Among people born in 1663, Prince Eugene of Savoy ranks 1After him are Thomas Newcomen, Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, Árni Magnússon, Guillaume Amontons, August Hermann Francke, Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, Lobsang Yeshe, 5th Panchen Lama, Luca Carlevarijs, Cotton Mather, and Agafya Grushetskaya. Among people deceased in 1736, Prince Eugene of Savoy ranks 3Before him are Ahmed III, and Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. After him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Stephen Gray, Antonio Caldara, Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine, Filippo Juvarra, Theophan Prokopovich, Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, Louise Diane d'Orléans, and Caspar van Wittel.

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Among people born in France, Prince Eugene of Savoy ranks 212 out of 6,770Before him are Jean Marais (1913), Jean-Luc Godard (1930), Roland Barthes (1915), Margaret of Valois (1553), Charles IV of France (1294), and François-René de Chateaubriand (1768). After him are Pope Clement IV (1190), Pope Urban IV (1185), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), André Breton (1896), and Gilles Deleuze (1925).


Among military personnels born in France, Prince Eugene of Savoy ranks 6Before him are Joan of Arc (1412), Charles de Gaulle (1890), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), and Alfred Dreyfus (1859). After him are Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Theodor Eicke (1892), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), and Jean Lannes (1769).