Creighton Abrams

1914 - 1974

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Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. (September 15, 1914 – September 4, 1974) was a United States Army general who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972, which saw United States troop strength in South Vietnam reduced from a peak of 543,000 to 49,000. He was then Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1972 until his death in 1974.In 1980, the United States Army named its then new main battle tank, the M1 Abrams, after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Creighton Abrams has received more than 1,077,594 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Creighton Abrams is the 545th most popular military personnel (down from 512th in 2019), the 1,618th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,547th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Creighton Abrams ranks 545 out of 1,466Before him are Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, Kirill Moskalenko, Pavel Nakhimov, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Callimachus, and Casimir Pulaski. After him are Ugo Cavallero, Fyodor Ushakov, Oswald Boelcke, Ivan Yakubovsky, Grigory Kulik, and Henri Guisan.

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Among people born in 1914, Creighton Abrams ranks 59Before him are Birabongse Bhanudej, Max Manus, Jackie Coogan, Asger Jorn, Carlo Maria Giulini, and Renato Dulbecco. After him are Agostino Casaroli, Koichi Oita, Lazar Koliševski, Francisco da Costa Gomes, Shapour Bakhtiar, and Martin Gardner. Among people deceased in 1974, Creighton Abrams ranks 40Before him are Walter Brennan, James J. Braddock, Hilda Gadea, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, René Spitz, and Frank Martin. After him are Cass Elliot, André Jolivet, Vannevar Bush, Lajos Zilahy, Salvador Puig Antich, and Farid al-Atrash.

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Among people born in United States, Creighton Abrams ranks 1,618 out of 15,968Before him are Emilio Estevez (1962), Woody Guthrie (1912), Tobey Maguire (1975), Donna Haraway (1944), James Ellroy (1948), and James Irwin (1930). After him are Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), Lance Armstrong (1971), Lil Wayne (1982), Joseph Greenberg (1915), Joey Ramone (1951), and Bo Diddley (1928).


Among military personnels born in United States, Creighton Abrams ranks 20Before him are Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Albert Pike (1809), William Westmoreland (1914), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), and Doc Holliday (1851). After him are Benedict Arnold (1741), Stonewall Jackson (1824), Chris Kyle (1974), James Bowie (1796), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), and Paul Revere (1735).