Benedict Arnold

1741 - 1801

Benedict Arnold

Brigadier General Benedict Arnold (14 January 1741 [O.S. 3 January 1740] – 14 June 1801) was an American-born senior officer of the British Army who commanded the American Legion in the later part of the Revolutionary War. He is best known for his defection from the Continental Army to the British side of the conflict in 1780. General George Washington had given him his fullest trust and placed him in command of the West Point, New York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benedict Arnold has received more than 7,490,357 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 428th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Benedict Arnold ranks 429 out of 1,194Before him are Christian Wirth, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Conon, Husein Gradaščević, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, and Herbert Gille. After him are Hijikata Toshizō, Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Shoichi Yokoi, Hans Baur, William Westmoreland, and Kul Tigin.

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Among people born in 1741, Benedict Arnold ranks 15Before him are Johann Kaspar Lavater, André Grétry, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Andrea Luchesi, and Nicolas Chamfort. After him are Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Arthur Young, Aagje Deken, William Withering, Charles Willson Peale, and John Langdon. Among people deceased in 1801, Benedict Arnold ranks 10Before him are Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Carl Stamitz, and Andrea Luchesi. After him are Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Murad Bey, Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, Sharaku, and Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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Among people born in United States, Benedict Arnold ranks 1,245 out of 12,171Before him are James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Jeff Koons (1955), Jane Wyman (1917), Alan Bean (1932), Aaron Burr (1756), and John C. Mather (1946). After him are Robin Cook (1940), Tom Morello (1964), Charles Mingus (1922), Diane Arbus (1923), Hiram Maxim (1840), and Kathryn Bigelow (1951).


Among military personnels born in United States, Benedict Arnold ranks 14Before him are Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), Richard Winters (1918), and Yonatan Netanyahu (1946). After him are William Westmoreland (1914), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Abner Doubleday (1819), and Creighton Abrams (1914).

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