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" and "The Spartan General", 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 3,231,893 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Bernard Montgomery is the 55th most popular military personnel (up from 60th in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 5th 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 55 out of 1,466Before him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Miltiades, Erich Ludendorff, Lü Bu, Charles XIV John of Sweden, and Otto Skorzeny. After him are Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Erich Raeder, Hamilcar Barca, and Mikhail Kutuzov.

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Among people born in 1887, Bernard Montgomery ranks 11Before him are Marcel Duchamp, Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Erich von Manstein, Ernst Röhm, and Padre Pio. After him are Vidkun Quisling, Wilhelm Canaris, Arthur Rubinstein, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Jozef Tiso, and Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk. Among people deceased in 1976, Bernard Montgomery ranks 10Before him are Howard Hughes, Werner Heisenberg, Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Max Ernst, and Zhou Enlai. After him are Fritz Lang, Trofim Lysenko, Jean Gabin, Man Ray, André Malraux, and J. Paul Getty.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Montgomery ranks 143 out of 6,924Before him are George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Judi Dench (1934), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), Brian May (1947), Henry IV of England (1367), and John Wycliffe (1324). After him are Paul Dirac (1902), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Edward the Elder (871), Anthony Eden (1897), Roald Dahl (1916), and Duns Scotus (1265).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Bernard Montgomery ranks 5Before him are William Wallace (1270), T. E. Lawrence (1888), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857). After him are Edward Smith (1850), Gertrude Bell (1868), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Rudolf Abel (1903), John Franklin (1786), Harold Lowe (1882), and James Paul Moody (1887).