Claude Auchinleck

1884 - 1981

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Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, (21 June 1884 – 23 March 1981) was a British Army commander during the Second World War. He was a career soldier who spent much of his military career in India, where he rose to become Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army by early 1941. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Auchinleck has received more than 526,664 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Claude Auchinleck is the 1,019th most popular military personnel (down from 946th in 2019), the 2,022nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,002nd in 2019) and the 44th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Claude Auchinleck ranks 1,019 out of 1,466Before him are Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan, Leosthenes, Dimitrios Ioannidis, James Jesus Angleton, Georg von Trapp, and Anton Haus. After him are René Schneider, Adolphe Pégoud, Drogo of Hauteville, Milivoj Ašner, Archduke Leo Karl of Austria, and Rasim Delić.

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Among people born in 1884, Claude Auchinleck ranks 91Before him are Jules Supervielle, Marcel Granet, Helene Deutsch, Roy Chapman Andrews, George David Birkhoff, and Enrico Dante. After him are Burrill Bernard Crohn, Leo Frank, Daniel Varoujan, Jaan Anvelt, Harry Langdon, and Pedro Pablo Ramírez. Among people deceased in 1981, Claude Auchinleck ranks 95Before him are Hermann Esser, Mohammad Beheshti, Savitri, Edvard Kocbek, Harry Harlow, and Alexander Kotov. After him are Paul Anspach, Zdeněk Burian, Ivan Eklind, Jaap Bakema, Jim Davis, and Roman Rudenko.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Claude Auchinleck ranks 2,022 out of 6,924Before him are Charles Macintosh (1766), Taron Egerton (1989), George Arliss (1868), Jack Higgins (1929), Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768), and Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563). After him are Elihu Thomson (1853), Stanley Myers (1930), B. C. Forbes (1880), Geri Halliwell (1972), Tony Banks (1950), and William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Claude Auchinleck ranks 44Before him are FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788), J. F. C. Fuller (1878), James Wolfe (1727), David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871), Hugh Dowding (1882), and Henry Allingham (1896). After him are Melita Norwood (1912), Claude Choules (1901), John Fastolf (1380), John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886), George Rooke (1650), and Ronald Speirs (1920).