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Alan Cunningham

1887 - 1983

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General Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham, (1 May 1887 – 30 January 1983) was a senior officer of the British Army noted for his victories over Italian forces in the East African Campaign during the Second World War. He then commanded Eighth Army in the desert campaign, but was relieved of command during the Crusader battle against Erwin Rommel. Later he served as the seventh and last High Commissioner of Palestine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Cunningham has received more than 185,602 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Alan Cunningham is the 1,377th most popular military personnel (down from 1,292nd in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Ireland (up from 168th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Irish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alan Cunningham ranks 1,377 out of 1,468Before him are Nikolai Ruzsky, Yevgeniya Rudneva, Antonio Luna, Riad al-Asaad, Dmitry Lavrinenko, and Nadezhda Popova. After him are Friedrich von Ingenohl, Gnaeus Servilius Geminus, Edward Braddock, Irvin McDowell, Boston Corbett, and George Anson, 1st Baron Anson.

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Among people born in 1887, Alan Cunningham ranks 170Before him are Sylvia Beach, Louis Leon Thurstone, Maria Jeritza, Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi, Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics, and Paul W. Merrill. After him are Jack Conway, Lajos Kassák, Norman L. Bowen, Géza Csáth, Hranush Arshagyan, and Joseph Orbeli. Among people deceased in 1983, Alan Cunningham ranks 140Before him are Mykola Bazhan, John Bodkin Adams, Higinio Morínigo, Romain Maes, Mary Renault, and Christophe Soglo. After him are Larysa Hienijuš, Erich Juskowiak, Émile Veinante, Harry James, Oddbjørn Hagen, and Jorge Ibargüengoitia.

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Among people born in Ireland, Alan Cunningham ranks 161 out of 501Before him are William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker (1620), Michael William Balfe (1808), Hugh O'Flaherty (1898), Adomnán (624), Tom Moore (1883), and Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852). After him are Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913), Alicia Boole Stott (1860), Peter Woulfe (1727), Sean Kelly (1956), Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne (1880), and Sinéad Cusack (1948).


Among military personnels born in Ireland, Alan Cunningham ranks 6Before him are Peter Lacy (1678), Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883), William Brown (1777), Richard Montgomery (1738), and George Browne (1698). After him are Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833), Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough (1779), and Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864).