1772 - 1798

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Tarrare (c. 1772 – 1798), sometimes spelled Tarare, was a French showman and soldier, noted for his unusual appetite and eating habits. Able to eat vast amounts of meat, he was constantly hungry; his parents could not provide for him and he was turned out of the family home as a teenager. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tarrare has received more than 5,296,228 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Tarrare is the 830th most popular military personnel, the 2,283rd most popular biography from France and the 91st most popular French Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Tarrare ranks 830 out of 1,466Before him are José Miaja, Sergey Kamenev, Yevgeny Miller, Sylvester Stadler, Burkhard Christoph von Münnich, and Osami Nagano. After him are Alexey Maresyev, Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg, Prince Franz of Bavaria, Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, Guido Starhemberg, and Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz.

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Among people born in 1772, Tarrare ranks 21Before him are Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Géraud Duroc, Horace François Bastien Sébastiani de La Porta, and Archduke Alexander Leopold of Austria. After him are Mikhail Speransky, Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, Cristóbal Mendoza, Hồ Xuân Hương, Gerhard von Kügelgen, and Karl Friedrich von Gaertner. Among people deceased in 1798, Tarrare ranks 12Before him are Rigas Feraios, George Vancouver, Johann Reinhold Forster, Heraclius II of Georgia, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, and Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder. After him are François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, Gaetano Pugnani, Edward Waring, Antoine de Chézy, Yuan Mei, and Christian Cannabich.

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Among people born in France, Tarrare ranks 2,283 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788), Jean-Féry Rebel (1666), Bernard Palissy (1510), René Pleven (1901), Constance, Duchess of Brittany (1161), and André Frossard (1915). After him are André Beauneveu (1330), Auguste Maquet (1813), Édouard Drumont (1844), Jean Castex (1965), Jean Metzinger (1883), and Vladimir Posner (1934).


Among military personnels born in France, Tarrare ranks 91Before him are François Étienne de Kellermann (1770), Aimable Pélissier (1794), Henri Gouraud (1867), Rudolf Schmundt (1896), Marie-Pierre Kœnig (1898), and Pierre Dupont de l'Étang (1765). After him are Abraham Duquesne (1610), Hans von Salmuth (1888), Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon (1765), Anne Hilarion de Tourville (1642), Jacques Doriot (1898), and Jacques Massu (1908).