David Petraeus

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David Howell Petraeus (; born November 7, 1952) is a retired United States Army general and public official. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011, until his resignation on November 9, 2012. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the CIA, Petraeus served 37 years in the United States Army. His last assignments in the Army were as commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and commander, U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Petraeus has received more than 5,746,810 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). David Petraeus is the 1,100th most popular military personnel (down from 974th in 2019), the 3,204th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,029th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Over the past year David Petraeus has had the most page views in the with 547,567 views, followed by Persian (33,481), and German (25,144). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hebrew (59.36%), Catalan (46.87%), and Welsh (42.04%)


Among military personnels, David Petraeus ranks 1,100 out of 2,058Before him are Teutobod, FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, Alfred Wünnenberg, Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria, Arthur Percival, and Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz. After him are Nicanor, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Katō Yoshiaki, Aleksandr Dvornikov, Quintus Labienus, and Karl Fritzsch.

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Among people born in 1952, David Petraeus ranks 165Before him are Ahmed Nazif, Geraldo Alckmin, Mitch Pileggi, Hugo Broos, Bernard Stiegler, and Jung Chang. After him are Herb Ritts, Diane Venora, Ahmed Ouyahia, Sergio Marchionne, Ian Hill, and Semyon Bychkov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Petraeus ranks 3,204 out of 20,380Before him are Bill Nunn (1953), Margaret Fuller (1810), John Wesley Hyatt (1837), John Edward Williams (1922), Zach Galifianakis (1969), and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809). After him are Andrew Fire (1959), Laurie Metcalf (1955), Johnny Carson (1925), Katherine Jackson (1930), Samuel Wilson (1766), and Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979).


Among military personnels born in United States, David Petraeus ranks 53Before him are Charles Robert Jenkins (1940), Carl Brashear (1931), George Dewey (1837), Walton Walker (1889), Ernest King (1878), and Wesley Clark (1944). After him are Robert Gould Shaw (1837), Doris Miller (1919), Alexander Vandegrift (1887), Lucius D. Clay (1898), Arleigh Burke (1901), and Holland Smith (1882).