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Roland Garros

1888 - 1918

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Eugène Adrien Roland Georges Garros (French pronunciation: [ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁos]; 6 October 1888 – 5 October 1918) was a French aviation pioneer and fighter pilot. Garros began a career in aviation in 1909 and performed many early feats before joining the French army and becoming one of the earliest fighter pilots during World War I. Garros was shot down on 5 October 1918. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roland Garros has received more than 312,000 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Roland Garros is the 5th most popular pilot (up from 6th in 2019), the most popular biography from Réunion (up from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Pilot.

The French Open, also known as Roland Garros, is a tournament that is held on clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. The tournament is the second of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and is played on the red clay surface.

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Among pilots, Roland Garros ranks 5 out of 48Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Sabiha Gökçen. After him are Adolf Galland, Hanna Reitsch, Ernst Udet, Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, and Ivan Kozhedub.

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Among people born in 1888, Roland Garros ranks 21Before him are Jean Monnet, Friedrich Fromm, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Friedrich Olbricht, C. V. Raman, and Johannes Itten. After him are F. W. Murnau, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Alexander Friedmann, Herbert Spencer Gasser, T. S. Eliot, and Eugene O'Neill. Among people deceased in 1918, Roland Garros ranks 23Before him are Alexandra Feodorovna, Otto Wagner, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Louis Renault, and Georgi Plekhanov. After him are Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, César Cui, Lavr Kornilov, Niko Pirosmani, Ferdinand Hodler, and Fanny Kaplan.

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In Réunion

Among people born in Réunion, Roland Garros ranks 1 out of 16After him are Michel Houellebecq (1956), Leconte de Lisle (1818), Ambroise Vollard (1866), Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1796), Raymond Barre (1924), Dimitri Payet (1987), Évariste de Parny (1753), Edmond Albius (1829), Jackson Richardson (1969), Daniel Narcisse (1979), and Guillaume Hoarau (1984).

Among PILOTS In Réunion

Among pilots born in Réunion, Roland Garros ranks 1