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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 5,295,848 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). David Petraeus is the 961st most popular military personnel (up from 1,082nd in 2019), the 3,036th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,694th in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, David Petraeus ranks 961 out of 1,468Before him are Leon Rupnik, Karl Lennart Oesch, Adelbert Schulz, Abraham Duquesne, John Basilone, and Roussel de Bailleul. After him are Federico Gravina, Ernst-Günther Baade, J. F. C. Fuller, Alexander Matrosov, John Fastolf, and Arthur Arz von Straußenburg.

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Among people born in 1952, David Petraeus ranks 134Before him are Yoshitaka Amano, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, Clive Barker, David A. Stewart, Rex Tillerson, and Semyon Bychkov. After him are Samir Geagea, Marilyn Chambers, Jung Chang, Amir Peretz, Jonathan Frakes, and Annie Potts.

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Among people born in United States, David Petraeus ranks 3,036 out of 18,182Before him are Elihu Root (1845), Eugene Stoner (1922), Rhea Perlman (1948), Roger Myerson (1951), Orson Scott Card (1951), and Thomas Cech (1947). After him are Kate Chopin (1850), Patrick Wilson (1973), Dean Rusk (1909), Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), Bonnie Hunt (1961), and Henry Hill (1943).


Among military personnels born in United States, David Petraeus ranks 48Before him are Joseph E. Johnston (1807), Alexander Haig (1924), Joseph Stilwell (1883), Ernest King (1878), Walton Walker (1889), and John Basilone (1916). After him are Holland Smith (1882), Monte Melkonian (1957), Lucius D. Clay (1898), Alexander Vandegrift (1887), Kit Carson (1809), and Doris Miller (1919).