Courtney Hodges

1887 - 1966

Courtney Hodges

General Courtney Hicks Hodges (January 5, 1887 – January 16, 1966) was a decorated senior officer and general in the United States Army who commanded the U.S First Army in the Western European Campaign of World War II. In his career Hodges was a notable "mustang" officer, rising from private to general. Born in Perry, Georgia, he joined the United States Military Academy at Westpoint but dropped out after failing Geometry. He joined the Army in 1906 as a private. As a young man, Hodges served under Colonel John J. Pershing in the Mexican Revolution and became part of the first rescue mission in U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Courtney Hodges has received more than 215,973 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,006th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Courtney Hodges ranks 1,009 out of 1,194Before him are John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, Prince Moriyoshi, Chabrias, Horatio Gates, August Karl von Goeben, and David Farragut. After him are Maksim Purkayev, Ōtomo no Otomaro, George Dewey, Alvin York, Douglas Bader, and Violette Szabo.

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Among people born in 1887, Courtney Hodges ranks 124Before him are Jānis Rudzutaks, Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, Prince Aage, Count of Rosenborg, Anthony van Hoboken, Annette Kellermann, and Pyotr Nesterov. After him are Pierre Jean Jouve, Alvin York, M. N. Roy, Chico Marx, Maria Jeritza, and Georges Vézina. Among people deceased in 1966, Courtney Hodges ranks 100Before him are Margaret Sanger, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Jan Kiepura, Guillermo Gorostiza, Sutan Sjahrir, and Philipp Frank. After him are Elio Vittorini, John Taylor, Hedda Hopper, Dirk Brouwer, C. S. Forester, and Erich Pommer.

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Among people born in United States, Courtney Hodges ranks 3,715 out of 12,171Before him are Paul Giamatti (1967), Larry Semon (1889), Lee Haney (1959), Owen Garriott (1930), Kevin Richardson (1971), and E. G. Marshall (1914). After him are Brian Austin Green (1973), Movita Castaneda (1916), Sam Phillips (1923), Zelda Rubinstein (1933), Irving Cummings (1888), and Raymond Moody (1944).


Among military personnels born in United States, Courtney Hodges ranks 54Before him are David Petraeus (1952), Marc Mitscher (1887), James Longstreet (1821), Holland Smith (1882), Frank Serpico (1936), and David Farragut (1801). After him are George Dewey (1837), Alvin York (1887), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), Joseph Hooker (1814), Nelson A. Miles (1839), and Eddie Slovik (1920).

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