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 3,975,097 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. David Petraeus is the 1,082nd most popular military personnel (down from 922nd in 2019), the 3,696th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,190th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, David Petraeus ranks 1,082 out of 1,466Before him are Grigory Kotovsky, Alexander Tormasov, Herman Kahn, József Alvinczi, Jean Reynier, and Guillaume Philibert Duhesme. After him are Leo Phokas the Elder, Ernst-Günther Baade, Vladimir Kappel, Ludwig von Reuter, Karl Decker, and Lucius D. Clay.

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Among people born in 1952, David Petraeus ranks 153Before him are Sharon Osbourne, Mitch Pileggi, Marilyn Chambers, Neil Peart, Pietro Mennea, and Lars Peter Hansen. After him are Ahmed Ouyahia, Samir Geagea, Roger Y. Tsien, Stewart Copeland, Jack W. Szostak, and Alexander Ankvab.

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Among people born in United States, David Petraeus ranks 3,696 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas Haden Church (1960), Dwight L. Moody (1837), Lars Peter Hansen (1952), Jack Conway (1887), Queen Latifah (1970), and John C. McGinley (1959). After him are Vince Neil (1961), Seth Carlo Chandler (1846), Burl Ives (1909), Dana Ivey (1941), Amy Irving (1953), and Pancho Gonzales (1928).


Among military personnels born in United States, David Petraeus ranks 54Before him are Charles Robert Jenkins (1940), Alexander Vandegrift (1887), James Jesus Angleton (1917), Wesley Clark (1944), Kit Carson (1809), and Herman Kahn (1922). After him are Lucius D. Clay (1898), Holland Smith (1882), William Calley (1943), Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887), Alvin York (1887), and Marc Mitscher (1887).