Victor Noir

1848 - 1870

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Victor Noir, born Yvan Salmon (27 July 1848 – 11 January 1870), was a French journalist. After he was shot and killed by Prince Pierre Bonaparte, a cousin of the French Emperor Napoleon III (r. 1852–1870), Noir became a symbol of opposition to the imperial regime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Noir has received more than 703,579 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Victor Noir is the 15th most popular journalist (up from 34th in 2019), the 1,249th most popular biography from France (up from 2,393rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Journalist.

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Among journalists, Victor Noir ranks 15 out of 196Before him are Anna Politkovskaya, Robert Guérin, Julian Assange, Dorothea Lange, John Reed, and Beate Klarsfeld. After him are W. Eugene Smith, Alexander Berkman, Lee Miller, Endre Ady, Aenne Burda, and Gareth Jones.

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Among people born in 1848, Victor Noir ranks 26Before him are William II of Württemberg, Carl Wernicke, Katsura Tarō, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Milena Vukotić, and Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll. After him are Johann Palisa, Guido von List, Loránd Eötvös, Hristo Botev, Hermann Alexander Diels, and Carlos, Duke of Madrid. Among people deceased in 1870, Victor Noir ranks 15Before him are Alexander Herzen, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, and Ferdinand von Wrangel. After him are Anthony Mary Claret, Gabriel Lamé, Princess Louise of Prussia, Saverio Mercadante, Ignaz Moscheles, and Jules de Goncourt.

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Among people born in France, Victor Noir ranks 1,249 out of 6,770Before him are Jean Giono (1895), Alain Poher (1909), Gérard Genette (1930), Charles Boyer (1899), Lúcio Costa (1902), and Emmanuelle Béart (1963). After him are Robert Badinter (1928), Anthony, Duke of Brabant (1384), Charles Alexandre de Calonne (1734), Didier Pironi (1952), Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460), and Élisabeth Borne (1961).


Among journalists born in France, Victor Noir ranks 3Before him are François-Noël Babeuf (1760), and Robert Guérin (1876). After him are Jean-Marie Balestre (1921), François Mignet (1796), Vladimir Posner (1934), Robbie Ross (1869), Bernard Pivot (1935), Pierre Brossolette (1903), Caroline Rémy de Guebhard (1855), Catherine Leroy (1944), and Daniel Schneidermann (1958).