Charles George Gordon

1833 - 1885

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Major-General Charles George Gordon CB (28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British Army officer and administrator. He saw action in the Crimean War as an officer in the British Army. However, he made his military reputation in China, where he was placed in command of the "Ever Victorious Army", a force of Chinese soldiers led by European officers which was instrumental in putting down the Taiping Rebellion, regularly defeating much larger forces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles George Gordon has received more than 1,675,218 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Charles George Gordon is the 68th most popular engineer (up from 75th in 2019), the 979th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,036th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Engineer.

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Among engineers, Charles George Gordon ranks 68 out of 325Before him are Loránd Eötvös, Masaru Ibuka, Borys Paton, Valentin Glushko, Henry Royce, and Karl von Terzaghi. After him are Leslie Groves, Hans Kammler, Kurt Tank, Marcel Renault, Józef Bem, and Marcel Dassault.

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Among people born in 1833, Charles George Gordon ranks 15Before him are Ferdinand von Richthofen, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Eugen Dühring, Félicien Rops, Edward Burne-Jones, and Léon Bonnat. After him are Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Carola of Vasa, Prince Gong, Kido Takayoshi, Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria, and Jonas Lie. Among people deceased in 1885, Charles George Gordon ranks 14Before him are Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, Rosalía de Castro, Iwasaki Yatarō, and L'Inconnue de la Seine. After him are Edmond François Valentin About, Moses Montefiore, Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Princess Elisabeth of Prussia, and Ferdinand Hiller.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles George Gordon ranks 979 out of 6,924Before him are Dirk Bogarde (1921), Bob Hope (1903), Oliver Smithies (1925), Henry Royce (1863), David Hamilton (1933), and Penda of Mercia (606). After him are Jeremy Brett (1933), Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519), George Shaw (1751), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), Lee Child (1954), and Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508).

Among ENGINEERS In United Kingdom

Among engineers born in United Kingdom, Charles George Gordon ranks 8Before him are John Ambrose Fleming (1849), Oliver Heaviside (1850), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), Colin Chapman (1928), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), and Henry Royce (1863). After him are Ross Brawn (1954), George Cayley (1773), Robert Stephenson (1803), Charles Rolls (1877), John Loudon McAdam (1756), and Patrick Head (1946).