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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 529,708 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Victor Noir is the 32nd most popular journalist (down from 25th in 2019), the 2,401st most popular biography from France (down from 2,043rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Journalist.

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Among journalists, Victor Noir ranks 32 out of 127Before him are Kevin Carter, Charles Dow, David Seymour, Eddie Adams, Christopher Hitchens, and Edgar Snow. After him are Joe Rosenthal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, François Mignet, Ara Güler, Marie Colvin, and Pavlo Chubynsky.

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Among people born in 1848, Victor Noir ranks 53Before him are Auguste Forel, Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Georges Ohnet, Boris Stürmer, and Friedrich Ernst Dorn. After him are Kate Sheppard, Albert Robida, Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Hans Delbrück, Édouard Detaille, and Francis Darwin. Among people deceased in 1870, Victor Noir ranks 28Before him are Jules de Goncourt, Charles Auguste de Bériot, Konstantin Ushinsky, David Farragut, Justo José de Urquiza, and Charles Xavier Thomas. After him are Paul-Émile Botta, Karel Jaromír Erben, Charles Forbes René de Montalembert, Prince Frederick of Württemberg, Cesare Pugni, and Victor de Broglie.

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Among people born in France, Victor Noir ranks 2,401 out of 6,011Before him are Jean Dieudonné (1906), Sabine Weiss (1924), Alexandre Desplat (1961), Marcel Achard (1899), René Pleven (1901), and Marie of Lorraine (1674). After him are Princess Anne of Orléans (1906), Paul Féval, père (1816), Alexandre Ribot (1842), Charles de Brosses (1709), Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (1777), and Otto, Duke of Burgundy (945).


Among journalists born in France, Victor Noir ranks 3Before him are François-Noël Babeuf (1760) and Jean-Marie Balestre (1921). After him are François Mignet (1796), Robbie Ross (1869), Pierre Brossolette (1903), Caroline Rémy de Guebhard (1855), Daniel Schneidermann (1958), and Rémi Ochlik (1983).