Boston Corbett

1832 - 1894

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Thomas H. "Boston" Corbett (January 29, 1832 – presumed dead c. September 1, 1894) was a Union Army soldier who shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Corbett was initially arrested for disobeying orders, but was later released on the orders of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, who referred to Corbett as "the patriot" upon dismissing him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boston Corbett has received more than 906,877 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Boston Corbett is the 1,228th most popular military personnel, the 2,609th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 62nd most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Boston Corbett ranks 1,228 out of 1,466Before him are Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, Nikolay Shchors, Gisulf I of Friuli, John Burgoyne, Peter Cosgrove, and Polina Gelman. After him are Gnaeus Servilius Geminus, Henry Maitland Wilson, Shirase Nobu, Robert Anderson, Ioannis Frangoudis, and Eddie Slovik.

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Among people born in 1832, Boston Corbett ranks 58Before him are Lucien Quélet, Edwin Arnold, Leslie Stephen, Johann Joseph Abert, Pavel Chistyakov, and Max Lange. After him are Mary Edwards Walker, Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, Sergey Botkin, and Carl Friedrich Schmidt. Among people deceased in 1894, Boston Corbett ranks 50Before him are William Waddington, Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Rafael Núñez, Franjo Rački, Maria Deraismes, and Amelia Bloomer. After him are Brian Houghton Hodgson, Svend Foyn, Philipp Spitta, Heinrich Karl Brugsch, Jubal Early, and Gillis Bildt.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Boston Corbett ranks 2,609 out of 6,924Before him are Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers (1878), Edwin Lutyens (1869), Richard Leach Maddox (1816), Maud Watson (1864), Cenwalh of Wessex (601), and John Taylor (1933). After him are George Shearing (1919), Kirkpatrick Macmillan (1835), Æthelthryth (636), Christopher Hogwood (1941), Henry Maitland Wilson (1881), and Simon Callow (1949).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Boston Corbett ranks 62Before him are George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697), Henry Tandey (1891), Harry Patch (1898), Horatio Gates (1727), Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape (1888), and John Burgoyne (1722). After him are Henry Maitland Wilson (1881), Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (1880), John Byng (1704), Tom Phillips (1888), Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset (1436), and Thomas Gage (1719).