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Douglas MacArthur

1880 - 1964

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Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American military leader who served as General of the Army for the United States, as well as a field marshal to the Philippine Army. He had served with distinction in World War I, was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s, and he played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. MacArthur was nominated for the Medal of Honor three times, and received it for his service in the Philippines campaign. This made him along with his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas MacArthur has received more than 11,037,660 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Douglas MacArthur is the 32nd most popular military personnel (down from 30th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from United States (up from 112th in 2019) and the most popular American Military Personnel.

Douglas MacArthur was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He is most famous for his service in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and is one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army.

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Among military personnels, Douglas MacArthur ranks 32 out of 1,468Before him are Simo Häyhä, Jochi, Wilhelm Keitel, Friedrich Paulus, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Vercingetorix. After him are Lü Bu, Baron Munchausen, Guan Yu, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Tariq ibn Ziyad, and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.

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Among people born in 1880, Douglas MacArthur ranks 3Before him are Helen Keller and Alfred Wegener. After him are Guillaume Apollinaire, Fedor von Bock, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Oswald Spengler, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Robert Musil, George Marshall, Ludwig Beck, and Franz Marc. Among people deceased in 1964, Douglas MacArthur ranks 2Before him is Jawaharlal Nehru. After him are Ian Fleming, Herbert Hoover, Paul of Greece, Rachel Carson, Norbert Wiener, James Franck, Alma Mahler, Gerhard Domagk, Victor Francis Hess, and Vasily Grossman.

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Among people born in United States, Douglas MacArthur ranks 110 out of 18,182Before him are Debbie Reynolds (1932), Milton Friedman (1912), Rosa Parks (1913), Barack Obama (1961), Nicolas Cage (1964), and Gerald Ford (1913). After him are Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Jackson Pollock (1912), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867).


Among military personnels born in United States, Douglas MacArthur ranks 1After him are Robert E. Lee (1807), Desmond Doss (1919), Robert Peary (1856), George S. Patton (1885), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), George Armstrong Custer (1839), Paul Tibbets (1915), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), and Albert Pike (1809).