Chris Kyle

1974 - 2013

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Christopher Scott Kyle (April 8, 1974 – February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL sniper. He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. He had 160 confirmed kills and was awarded a Silver Star, three Bronze Star Medals with "V" devices for valor, 2x Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with "V" device, as well as numerous other unit and personal awards. Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Kyle has received more than 29,537,838 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Chris Kyle is the 958th most popular military personnel (down from 659th in 2019), the 2,759th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,959th in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Military Personnel.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among military personnels, Chris Kyle ranks 958 out of 2,058Before him are Shurahbil ibn Hasana, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Ilmari Juutilainen, Hans von Obstfelder, Jack Churchill, and Emiliano Mercado del Toro. After him are Nikolai Berzarin, Marcellin Marbot, Charles Robert Jenkins, Jean-Étienne Championnet, Reiner Stahel, and Hellmuth Stieff.

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Among people born in 1974, Chris Kyle ranks 30Before him are Bear Grylls, Masashi Kishimoto, Sharon den Adel, Sérgio Conceição, Sébastien Loeb, and Ariel Ortega. After him are Kate Moss, Mahershala Ali, Ben Wallace, Marcelo Salas, Ingrida Šimonytė, and Gaizka Mendieta. Among people deceased in 2013, Chris Kyle ranks 135Before him are Emilio Colombo, Marta Eggerth, Álvaro Mutis, Van Cliburn, Bebo Valdés, and Margherita Hack. After him are Mitja Ribičič, Shakuntala Devi, Mariangela Melato, Luis Cubilla, Robert Ressler, and Marie-Claire Alain.

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Among people born in United States, Chris Kyle ranks 2,759 out of 20,380Before him are Walter Lantz (1899), James Kottak (1962), John Savage (1949), R. Kelly (1967), Tito Jackson (1953), and Tom Fogerty (1941). After him are Scottie Pippen (1965), Roger Y. Tsien (1952), Alfred Bester (1913), Delmer Daves (1904), Karl Malone (1963), and Melissa Gilbert (1964).


Among military personnels born in United States, Chris Kyle ranks 46Before him are Matthew Ridgway (1895), John C. Woods (1911), Monte Melkonian (1957), John Basilone (1916), Philip Sheridan (1831), and Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886). After him are Charles Robert Jenkins (1940), Carl Brashear (1931), George Dewey (1837), Walton Walker (1889), Ernest King (1878), and Wesley Clark (1944).