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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

1861 - 1928

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Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, (; 19 June 1861 – 29 January 1928) was a senior officer of the British Army. During the First World War, he commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on the Western Front from late 1915 until the end of the war. He was commander during the Battle of the Somme, the Battle of Arras, the Third Battle of Ypres, the German Spring Offensive, and the Hundred Days Offensive.His military career included service in the War Office, where he was instrumental in the creation of the Territorial Force in 1908. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig has received more than 1,794,492 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig is the 601st most popular military personnel (down from 509th in 2019), the 1,146th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 991st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig ranks 601 out of 1,468Before him are Adolf Strauss, Jawhar, Nikolay Gumilyov, Ludwig von Benedek, Wilhelm Rediess, and Ernst Linder. After him are Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Minamoto no Yoshinaka, Julius von Payer, Kemal Reis, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, and Zhuge Jin.

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Among people born in 1861, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig ranks 41Before him are Nikolay Zelinsky, Luigi Facta, Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal, William C. Durant, M. Visvesvaraya, and John William Godward. After him are Michel Verne, Walter Simons, Motilal Nehru, Santiago Rusiñol, Konstantin Korovin, and Maurice Blondel. Among people deceased in 1928, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig ranks 32Before him are Armando Diaz, Alexander Bogdanov, H. H. Asquith, Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden, Lala Lajpat Rai, and Mauritz Stiller. After him are Jan Toorop, Pavel Axelrod, Narayana Guru, José Sánchez del Río, Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud, and Hideyo Noguchi.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig ranks 1,146 out of 7,765Before him are James Murray (1837), Simon Pegg (1970), Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), Joseph Banks (1743), John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504), and Adelard of Bath (1075). After him are Victor Turner (1920), Annie Chapman (1841), Evelyn Waugh (1903), Allen Carr (1934), James Black (1924), and William Adelin (1103).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig ranks 23Before him are Harold Lowe (1882), Paddy Roy Bates (1921), Jack Phillips (1887), Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891), Woodes Rogers (1679), and Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883). After him are William Stuart-Houston (1911), Melita Norwood (1912), Joseph Boxhall (1884), Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), Bertram Ramsay (1883), and Edward Vernon (1684).