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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 1,162,456 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Creighton Abrams is the 570th most popular military personnel (down from 545th in 2019), the 1,736th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,617th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Creighton Abrams ranks 570 out of 1,468Before him are Alexander Pokryshkin, Gusztáv Jány, Hijikata Toshizō, Deng Ai, Kurt Franz, and Valery Gerasimov. After him are Huang Gai, Kirill Moskalenko, Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, Woodes Rogers, Ernst Barkmann, and Nobutake Kondō.

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Among people born in 1914, Creighton Abrams ranks 62Before him are Renato Dulbecco, María Félix, Lilli Palmer, Jan Karski, Unity Mitford, and Kurt Franz. After him are Lina Bo Bardi, Edward T. Hall, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Martin Gardner, Pierre Balmain, and Demetrios I of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 1974, Creighton Abrams ranks 44Before him are Frank Martin, Walter Brennan, Agnes Moorehead, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, James J. Braddock, and René Spitz. After him are Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Gino Cervi, Vannevar Bush, Salvador Puig Antich, André Jolivet, and Farid al-Atrash.

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Among people born in United States, Creighton Abrams ranks 1,736 out of 18,182Before him are Bob Gunton (1945), Alfred Newman (1900), John Turturro (1957), Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), and Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897). After him are Dana Elcar (1927), James Patterson (1947), Alan Alda (1936), Lee Majors (1939), Edward Tatum (1909), and Tony Burton (1937).


Among military personnels born in United States, Creighton Abrams ranks 23Before him are Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Richard Winters (1918), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), William Westmoreland (1914), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), and Benedict Arnold (1741). After him are Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (1915), Matthew Ridgway (1895), Chris Kyle (1974), Mark W. Clark (1896), Charles Sweeney (1919), and P. G. T. Beauregard (1818).