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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 Revolutionary War. He fought with distinction for the American Continental Army and rose to the rank of major general before defecting to the British side of the conflict 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 10,095,636 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Benedict Arnold is the 515th most popular military personnel (up from 552nd in 2019), the 1,543rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,649th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Benedict Arnold ranks 515 out of 1,468Before him are Walter Krüger, Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria, William Westmoreland, Pang De, Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, and Husband E. Kimmel. After him are Franz von Hipper, Lady Triệu, Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Alexander von Kluck, Pavel Batitsky, and Herta Bothe.

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Among people born in 1741, Benedict Arnold ranks 14Before him are Emperor Momozono, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Nicolas Chamfort, André Grétry, and Andrea Luchesi. After him are Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Augustin Barruel, Arthur Young, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine, and Johann Gottlieb Naumann. Among people deceased in 1801, Benedict Arnold ranks 12Before him are Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Carl Stamitz, Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Andrea Luchesi, and Murad Bey. After him are Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Sharaku, Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain, Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Franz Moritz von Lacy.

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Among people born in United States, Benedict Arnold ranks 1,543 out of 18,182Before him are Robert B. Wilson (1937), Brad Dourif (1950), Jennifer Garner (1972), Chief Seattle (1786), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), and Martha Stewart (1941). After him are James Van Allen (1914), Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Matt LeBlanc (1967), James McKeen Cattell (1860), Michelle Phillips (1944), and Harry Stack Sullivan (1892).


Among military personnels born in United States, Benedict Arnold ranks 22Before him are Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Richard Winters (1918), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), William Westmoreland (1914), and Husband E. Kimmel (1882). After him are Creighton Abrams (1914), Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (1915), Matthew Ridgway (1895), Chris Kyle (1974), Mark W. Clark (1896), and Charles Sweeney (1919).