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 pioneering aviator and fighter pilot during World War I and early days of aviation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roland Garros has received more than 253,551 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Roland Garros is the 6th most popular pilot (down from 3rd in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Réunion (down from 1st 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 6 out of 48Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Sabiha Gökçen, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Hanna Reitsch. After him are Ernst Udet, Adolf Galland, 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 23Before him are T. S. Eliot, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gerrit Rietveld, F. W. Murnau, Friedrich Fromm, and Johannes Itten. After him are Alexander Friedmann, Anton Makarenko, Friedrich Olbricht, Eugene O'Neill, Frits Zernike, and Andrei Tupolev. Among people deceased in 1918, Roland Garros ranks 26Before him are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Louis Renault, Georgi Plekhanov, César Cui, Lavr Kornilov, and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine. After him are Fanny Kaplan, Edmond Rostand, Ferdinand Hodler, Niko Pirosmani, Frank Wedekind, and Arrigo Boito.

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In Réunion

Among people born in Réunion, Roland Garros ranks 2 out of 15Before him are Michel Houellebecq (1956). After him are Leconte de Lisle (1818), Ambroise Vollard (1866), Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1796), Raymond Barre (1924), Edmond Albius (1829), Évariste de Parny (1753), Dimitri Payet (1987), Guillaume Hoarau (1984), Jackson Richardson (1969), and Florent Sinama Pongolle (1984).

Among PILOTS In Réunion

Among pilots born in Réunion, Roland Garros ranks 1