Benedict Arnold

1741 - 1801

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Benedict Arnold (14 January 1741 [O.S. 3 January 1740] – June 14, 1801) was an American-born military officer who served during the American Revolutionary War. He fought with distinction for the American Continental Army and rose to the rank of major general before defecting to the British in 1780. General George Washington had given him his fullest trust and had placed him in command of West Point in New York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benedict Arnold has received more than 12,030,335 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Benedict Arnold is the 314th most popular military personnel (up from 524th in 2019), the 858th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,543rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Benedict Arnold ranks 314 out of 2,058Before him are Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Sejanus, John J. Pershing, John Demjanjuk, Boris Shaposhnikov, and Fyodor Tolbukhin. After him are Hermann Balck, Walther Wenck, Nikolai Yudenich, Georg von Frundsberg, Kurt Knispel, and Thrasybulus.

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Among people born in 1741, Benedict Arnold ranks 9Before him are Angelica Kauffman, Henry Fuseli, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Peter Simon Pallas, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, and Andrea Luchesi. After him are Jean-Antoine Houdon, André Grétry, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Emperor Momozono, Nicolas Chamfort, and Carl Linnaeus the Younger. Among people deceased in 1801, Benedict Arnold ranks 6Before him are Paul I of Russia, Novalis, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Domenico Cimarosa, and Andrea Luchesi. After him are Johann Kaspar Lavater, Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Murad Bey, Carl Stamitz, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, and Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria.

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Among people born in United States, Benedict Arnold ranks 858 out of 20,380Before him are Morgan Fairchild (1950), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Bing Crosby (1903), Powers Boothe (1948), and Harriet Tubman (1820). After him are Robert Ludlum (1927), Aaron T. Beck (1921), Anne Sullivan (1866), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), and Thomas Harris (1940).


Among military personnels born in United States, Benedict Arnold ranks 12Before him are Paul Tibbets (1915), George Armstrong Custer (1839), Albert Pike (1809), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), and John J. Pershing (1860). After him are Richard Winters (1918), Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Charles Sweeney (1919), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), William Westmoreland (1914), and Stonewall Jackson (1824).