Adrian Carton de Wiart

1880 - 1963

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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 1,131,801 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Adrian Carton de Wiart is the 958th most popular military personnel (down from 720th in 2019), the 321st most popular biography from Belgium (down from 233rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Belgian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 958 out of 1,466. Before him are Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, Agustina de Aragón, Grigory Shtern, J. F. C. Fuller, Wilhelm Marschall, and Nikolay Voronov. After him are Gyula Cseszneky, Vetranio, Publius Ventidius Bassus, Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz, Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha, and Ieronim Uborevich.

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Among people born in 1880, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 86Before him are Eric Campbell, Kōdō Sawaki, Gabriel Voisin, Carl Van Vechten, Sergei Natanovich Bernstein, and Leonard Woolf. After him are Johannes Aavik, Christabel Pankhurst, Walter Hohmann, Louis Charles Breguet, Waldemar Bonsels, and Georg von Trapp. Among people deceased in 1963, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 73Before him are Ngô Đình Nhu, Alan Gardiner, Otto Struve, Elmore James, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, and Hubert Pierlot. After him are Patsy Cline, Robert Stroud, Gustave Garrigou, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Seth Barnes Nicholson, and Pascual Ortiz Rubio.

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Among people born in Belgium, Adrian Carton de Wiart ranks 321 out of 899. Before him are Lambert Lombard (1505), Gaston Roelants (1937), Paul Vanden Boeynants (1919), Lambert I, Count of Louvain (1000), José van Dam (1940), and Gaston Eyskens (1905). After him are Jan Sanders van Hemessen (1500), Enzo Scifo (1966), Justus Sustermans (1597), Thierry Boutsen (1957), Louis Philippe, Crown Prince of Belgium (1833), and Adeliza of Louvain (1103).


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).