Edward Braddock

1695 - 1755

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Major General Edward Braddock (January 1695 – 13 July 1755) was a British officer and commander-in-chief for the Thirteen Colonies during the start of the French and Indian War (1754–1763), the North American front of what is known in Europe and Canada as the Seven Years' War (1756–1763). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Braddock has received more than 502,030 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Edward Braddock is the 1,151st most popular military personnel (down from 1,095th in 2019), the 2,347th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,641st in 2019) and the 52nd most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Edward Braddock ranks 1,151 out of 1,466Before him are Ronald Speirs, Dmitry Lavrinenko, Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Stefan Rowecki, Fritz Klingenberg, and Albrecht Brandi. After him are Demetrios Ypsilantis, Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, Louis Faidherbe, Tomás de Zumalacárregui, August Schmidhuber, and Cort Adeler.

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Among people born in 1695, Edward Braddock ranks 10Before him are Henri Pitot, Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Louis Armand II, Prince of Conti, John Bevis, François de Cuvilliés, and Giuseppe Sammartini.  Among people deceased in 1755, Edward Braddock ranks 11Before him are Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Johann Georg Pisendel, Johann Georg Gmelin, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Princess Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach, and Philipp Stamma. After him are Stepan Krasheninnikov and Maurice Greene.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Braddock ranks 2,347 out of 6,924Before him are David Mumford (1937), Hugh Despenser the younger (1287), Nick Hornby (1957), John Aubrey (1626), Murray Head (1946), and Allan Octavian Hume (1829). After him are Snowy White (1948), Ioan Gruffudd (1973), David Bailey (1938), William Playfair (1759), James H. Wilkinson (1919), and Richard Marquand (1937).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Edward Braddock ranks 52Before him are Claude Choules (1901), John Fastolf (1380), John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886), George Rooke (1650), Ronald Speirs (1920), and Trafford Leigh-Mallory (1892). After him are Douglas Bader (1910), Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg (1889), Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth (1757), George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697), Henry Tandey (1891), and Harry Patch (1898).