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Adrian Carton de Wiart

1880 - 1963

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Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart, (; 5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963) was a British Army officer. 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 2,057,875 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Adrian Carton de Wiart is the 668th most popular military personnel (up from 958th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 321st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Belgian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 668 out of 1,468Before him are Hermocrates, Charles Sweeney, Bardas Skleros, Mahmud Shevket Pasha, Lei Feng, and Yoshijirō Umezu. After him are Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este, Otto Kittel, Lothar von Trotha, Hans Hermann von Katte, Johan Banér, and William Stuart-Houston.

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Among people born in 1880, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 56Before him are Mikhail Tomsky, Vasily Degtyaryov, Margherita Sarfatti, Charles Huntziger, Leonard Woolley, and Marie-Louise Meilleur. After him are Otto Meissner, John Boyd Orr, Mitsumasa Yonai, Grock, Prince Georg of Bavaria, and Tod Browning. Among people deceased in 1963, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 49Before him are W. E. B. Du Bois, Sivananda Saraswati, Eduard Spranger, Karl von Terzaghi, Remedios Varo, and Sylvanus Olympio. After him are Jacobus Oud, Alexander Marinesko, Berthold, Margrave of Baden, Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Fritz Reiner, and Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin.

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Among people born in Belgium, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 203 out of 1,019Before him are Arnulf I, Count of Flanders (889), Guy Verhofstadt (1953), Jan Ceulemans (1957), Jodocus Hondius (1563), Pierre de la Rue (1460), and Justus van Gent (1430). After him are Ovide Decroly (1871), Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802), Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573), Lutgardis (1182), Begga (615), and Maerten de Vos (1532).


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). After him are Charles Eugène de Croÿ (1651), William FitzOsbern, 1st Earl of Hereford (1020), and Gérard Leman (1851).