David Farragut

1801 - 1870

David Farragut

David Glasgow Farragut (also spelled Glascoe; July 5, 1801 – August 14, 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition.Born near Knoxville, Tennessee, Farragut was fostered by naval officer David Porter after the death of his mother. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Farragut has received more than 954,371 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,005th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, David Farragut ranks 1,008 out of 1,194Before him are Nikolaos Trikoupis, John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, Prince Moriyoshi, Chabrias, Horatio Gates, and August Karl von Goeben. After him are Courtney Hodges, Maksim Purkayev, Ōtomo no Otomaro, George Dewey, Alvin York, and Douglas Bader.

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Among people born in 1801, David Farragut ranks 50Before him are Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Joseph Ludwig Raabe, Hippolyte Carnot, Pedro Santana, Carl Jakob Sundevall, and Evangelos Damaskos. After him are Atanasio Aguirre, Peter Wilhelm Lund, Carl August von Steinheil, Edward William Lane, Henri de Brouckère, and Hippolyte Bayard. Among people deceased in 1870, David Farragut ranks 35Before him are Paul-Émile Botta, Alexei Lvov, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Victor de Broglie, Johann Heinrich Blasius, and Friedrich Boie. After him are Michael William Balfe, Majid bin Said of Zanzibar, Carl August von Steinheil, James Young Simpson, Carlos Soublette, and Moshoeshoe I.

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Among people born in United States, David Farragut ranks 3,703 out of 12,171Before him are Walter De Maria (1935), Alfred Worden (1932), Garrett Hardin (1915), Black Elk (1863), Dan Gurney (1931), and Martin Hellman (1945). After him are David Koresh (1959), Thom Barry (1950), Herbert Ross (1927), Morris Swadesh (1909), Frank Gorshin (1933), and Paul Giamatti (1967).


Among military personnels born in United States, David Farragut ranks 53Before him are Herman Kahn (1922), David Petraeus (1952), Marc Mitscher (1887), James Longstreet (1821), Holland Smith (1882), and Frank Serpico (1936). After him are Courtney Hodges (1887), George Dewey (1837), Alvin York (1887), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), Joseph Hooker (1814), and Nelson A. Miles (1839).

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