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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 3,929,723 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Bernard Montgomery is the 66th most popular military personnel (down from 55th in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 143rd in 2019) 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 66 out of 1,468Before him are Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, Erich Raeder, Mikhail Kutuzov, Hamilcar Barca, Erich Hartmann, and Joseph Radetzky von Radetz. After him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden, Ferdinand Foch, Seleucus I Nicator, Edward Smith, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, and Helmuth von Moltke the Elder.

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Among people born in 1887, Bernard Montgomery ranks 12Before him are Chiang Kai-shek, Marcel Duchamp, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, and Arthur Rubinstein. After him are Wilhelm Canaris, Jozef Tiso, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Juan Gris. Among people deceased in 1976, Bernard Montgomery ranks 10Before him are Howard Hughes, Werner Heisenberg, Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Zhou Enlai, and Max Ernst. After him are Fritz Lang, Jean Gabin, André Malraux, Trofim Lysenko, Man Ray, and Benjamin Britten.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Montgomery ranks 171 out of 7,765Before him are Terry Pratchett (1948), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Jason Statham (1967), Howard Carter (1874), John Milton (1608), and Brian Johnson (1947). After him are Edward the Elder (871), Keith Richards (1943), Francis Crick (1916), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), Bon Scott (1946), and Helen Mirren (1945).