Bernard Montgomery

1887 - 1976

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Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, (; 17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976), nicknamed "Monty", was a senior British Army officer who served in the First World War, the Irish War of Independence and the Second World War. Montgomery first saw action in the First World War as a junior officer of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. At Méteren, near the Belgian border at Bailleul, he was shot through the right lung by a sniper, during the First Battle of Ypres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Montgomery has received more than 4,714,957 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Bernard Montgomery is the 97th most popular military personnel (down from 68th in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 171st in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Military Personnel.

Bernard Montgomery was a British field marshal who is most famous for commanding the Allied forces in North Africa and Europe during World War II.

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Among military personnels, Bernard Montgomery ranks 97 out of 2,058Before him are Hephaestion, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Nero Claudius Drusus, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Albert Kesselring, and Heinrich Müller. After him are Wilhelm Canaris, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Saigō Takamori, John of Austria, Miloš Obilić, and Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb.

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Among people born in 1887, Bernard Montgomery ranks 14Before him are Srinivasa Ramanujan, Padre Pio, Ernst Röhm, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Arthur Rubinstein, and Jozef Tiso. After him are Wilhelm Canaris, Juan Gris, Vidkun Quisling, Chūichi Nagumo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Saint-John Perse. Among people deceased in 1976, Bernard Montgomery ranks 12Before him are Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Zhou Enlai, Fritz Lang, Max Ernst, and Jean Gabin. After him are André Malraux, Henrik Dam, Ulrike Meinhof, Man Ray, J. Paul Getty, and Joachim Peiper.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Montgomery ranks 207 out of 8,785Before him are Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Henry I of England (1068), Keith Richards (1943), Judi Dench (1934), Joe Cocker (1944), and Anne Brontë (1820). After him are Sting (1951), David Gilmour (1946), Millvina Dean (1912), Edward the Elder (871), Empress Matilda (1102), and Henry IV of England (1367).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Bernard Montgomery ranks 6Before him are William Wallace (1270), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), T. E. Lawrence (1888), and Edward Smith (1850). After him are Alexander Selkirk (1676), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Gertrude Bell (1868), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), Rudolf Abel (1903), and James Paul Moody (1887).