Adrian Carton de Wiart

1880 - 1963

Adrian Carton de Wiart

This article uses a Belgian surname: his surname is Carton de Wiart, not Wiart Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963) was a British Army officer born of Belgian and Irish parents. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" in various Commonwealth countries. He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adrian Carton de Wiart has received more than 1,062,344 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 718th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 721 out of 1,194Before him are Rudolf Schmidt, Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Prince Franz of Bavaria, Albert Leo Schlageter, and Alexander Marinesko. After him are Lala Şahin Pasha, Hermann Breith, Khalil al-Wazir, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Jarosław Dąbrowski, and François Étienne de Kellermann.

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Among people born in 1880, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 63Before him are Vasily Degtyaryov, Mikhail Tomsky, Abram Ioffe, Mitsumasa Yonai, Yōsuke Matsuoka, and Eric Lemming. After him are Archie Hahn, Hermann von Keyserling, Georg von Trapp, Ivar Kreuger, Leonard Woolley, and Carl Van Vechten. Among people deceased in 1963, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 57Before him are Robert Stroud, Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Elmore James, Ferenc Fricsay, Seth Barnes Nicholson, and Alexander Marinesko. After him are Rikidōzan, Dinah Washington, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Ernesto Lecuona, Georg Lindemann, and Ngô Đình Nhu.

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Among people born in Belgium, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 233 out of 658Before him are Herbert Wimmer (1944), Stan Ockers (1920), Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1728), Jan Fyt (1611), Godfrey I, Count of Louvain (1060), and John of Ruusbroec (1293). After him are Jean Bolland (1596), Camille Huysmans (1871), Sigfried, Count of the Ardennes (919), Leo Joseph Suenens (1904), Michel de Ghelderode (1898), and Robert Waseige (1939).


Among military personnels born in Belgium, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 5Before him are Charles Martel (688), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), Maxime Weygand (1867), and Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz (1787).

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