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Roussel de Bailleul

1100 - 1078

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Roussel de Bailleul (died 1077), also known as Phrangopoulos (Greek: Φραγγόπουλος, lit. 'son-of-a-Frank') and Norman Chief Roussel (lit.Turkish: Norman Reisi Ursel), or in the anglicized form Russell Balliol was a Norman adventurer (or exile) who travelled to Byzantium and was a soldier under the Emperor Romanus IV (ruled 1068–71). He is also known as Ursellus de Ballione in Latin or Roscelin or Roskelin de Baieul, and Anna Comnena called him Ourselios (Οὐρσέλιος), also rendered Urselius. Roussel ventured with the Apulian Normans to Italy, settled in Terra d'Otranto and served under Roger de Hauteville in Sicily. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roussel de Bailleul has received more than 93,057 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Roussel de Bailleul is the 959th most popular military personnel (down from 943rd in 2019), the 2,581st most popular biography from France (down from 2,560th in 2019) and the 101st most popular French Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Roussel de Bailleul ranks 959 out of 1,468Before him are Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Leon Rupnik, Karl Lennart Oesch, Adelbert Schulz, Abraham Duquesne, and John Basilone. After him are David Petraeus, Federico Gravina, Ernst-Günther Baade, J. F. C. Fuller, Alexander Matrosov, and John Fastolf.

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Among people born in 1100, Roussel de Bailleul ranks 56Before him are Thoros of Edessa, Tzachas, Ida of Formbach-Ratelnberg, Malmfred of Kiev, Svatopluk, Duke of Bohemia, and Mihailo Vojislavljević. After him are Shawar, Vitale Faliero, Herman of Carinthia, Petrus Comestor, Leo I, Prince of Armenia, and Dagobert of Pisa. Among people deceased in 1078, Roussel de Bailleul ranks 5Before him are Michael Psellos, Iziaslav I of Kiev, Peter I, Count of Savoy, and Berthold II, Duke of Carinthia. After him are Richard I of Capua and Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of León and Castile.

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Among people born in France, Roussel de Bailleul ranks 2,581 out of 6,011Before him are Alain Robert (1962), Gustave Le Gray (1820), Albert Robida (1848), Louison Bobet (1925), Jean Ferrat (1930), and Pierre Clastres (1934). After him are Michel Sardou (1947), Marcel L'Herbier (1888), Princess Anne Charlotte of Lorraine (1714), Gérard Oury (1919), Maurice René Fréchet (1878), and Odo II, Count of Blois (983).


Among military personnels born in France, Roussel de Bailleul ranks 101Before him are Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine (1740), Jacques Doriot (1898), Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon (1765), Tarrare (1772), Jean-Étienne Championnet (1762), and Abraham Duquesne (1610). After him are Drogo of Hauteville (1010), François Joseph Paul de Grasse (1722), Violette Szabo (1921), Pierre André de Suffren (1729), François Séverin Marceau (1769), and Charles-Denis Bourbaki (1816).