MILITARY PERSONNEL

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

1738 - 1805

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, KG, PC (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805) was a British Army officer, Whig politician and colonial administrator. In the United States and the United Kingdom, he is best known as one of the leading British general officers in the American War of Independence. His surrender in 1781 to a combined American and French force at the siege of Yorktown ended significant hostilities in North America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis has received more than 3,269,079 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis is the 393rd most popular military personnel (down from 287th in 2019), the 736th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 560th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Military Personnel.

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis is most famous for being the general who surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown in 1781.

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Over the past year Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis has had the most page views in the with 378,014 views, followed by Hindi (35,103), and German (23,469). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (175.40%), Hebrew (81.14%), and Simple English (49.82%)

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis ranks 393 out of 2,058Before him are Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, David Elazar, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Vasily Sokolovsky, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, and Bronislav Kaminski. After him are Gan Ning, Li Mu, Sanada Yukimura, Choe Yeong, Alexander Samsonov, and Jean-Baptiste Jourdan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1738, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis ranks 8Before him are William Herschel, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Cesare Beccaria, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Túpac Amaru II, and Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen. After him are Ethan Allen, Thomas Abbt, Arthur Phillip, Jacques François Dugommier, Aleijadinho, and William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland. Among people deceased in 1805, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis ranks 9Before him are Luigi Boccherini, Isabelle de Charrière, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Claude Chappe, Maria Theresa of Savoy, and Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark. After him are Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Mihrişah Sultan, Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, Conrad Moench, Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Pehr Osbeck.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis ranks 736 out of 8,785Before him are Patrick White (1912), John of Salisbury (1110), Jude Law (1972), Alexander R. Todd (1907), James Mill (1773), and Ronald Fisher (1890). After him are Thomas Mun (1571), H. H. Asquith (1852), William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), Percy Fawcett (1867), Tom Jones (1940), and Alfred Molina (1953).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In United Kingdom

Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis ranks 14Before him are John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Gertrude Bell (1868), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), Rudolf Abel (1903), James Paul Moody (1887), and John Franklin (1786). After him are Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891), Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861), John Hawkins (1532), Woodes Rogers (1679), John Hanning Speke (1827), and Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883).