Brian Horrocks

1895 - 1985

Brian Horrocks

Sir Brian Gwynne Horrocks, (7 September 1895 – 4 January 1985) was a British Army officer, chiefly remembered as the commander of XXX Corps in Operation Market Garden and other operations during the Second World War. He also served in the First World War and the Russian Civil War, was taken prisoner twice, and competed in the modern pentathlon at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Horrocks has received more than 419,511 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 569th most popular companion.

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Among companions, Brian Horrocks ranks 575 out of 586Before him are Cindy Breakspeare, Rachel Jackson, Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, Leila Pahlavi, Hamida Banu Begum, and Marie Thérèse de Bourbon. After him are Princess Marie of Denmark, Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein, Ælfgifu of Northampton, Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland, Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, and Martha Jefferson.

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Among people born in 1895, Brian Horrocks ranks 155Before him are Ion Barbu, William Tubman, Christian Herter, Liane Haid, Manuel Alonso Areizaga, and Louis Raymond. After him are Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, Joseph Banks Rhine, Geo Milev, John Ainsworth-Davis, Vilho Tuulos, and Carl Westergren. Among people deceased in 1985, Brian Horrocks ranks 134Before him are Jo Jones, Pavel Batov, Attilio Bettega, Mary Kenneth Keller, Uku Masing, and Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. After him are Gale Sondergaard, George Murdock, Matt Monro, Richard Haydn, Augusto Hamann Rademaker Grünewald, and Benjamin Markarian.

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In India

Among people born in India, Brian Horrocks ranks 374 out of 848Before him are Rajinikanth (1950), Sabu Dastagir (1924), Shakuntala Devi (1929), Satya Nadella (1967), Om Puri (1950), and B. V. Doshi (1927). After him are Asima Chatterjee (1917), Arjun Appadurai (1949), Akshay Kumar (1967), Sanjay Dutt (1959), Hrithik Roshan (1974), and Mulayam Singh Yadav (1939).


Among companions born in India, Brian Horrocks ranks 4Before him are Sita (null), Mumtaz Mahal (1593), and Mariam-uz-Zamani (1542).

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