Edward Smith

1850 - 1912

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Edward John Smith (27 January 1850 – 15 April 1912) was a British naval officer. He served as master of numerous White Star Line vessels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Smith has received more than 31,414 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Edward Smith is the 65th most popular military personnel (up from 67th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 155th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Military Personnel.

Edward Smith is most famous for being the captain of the Titanic.

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Among military personnels, Edward Smith ranks 65 out of 1,466Before him are Erich Raeder, Hamilcar Barca, Mikhail Kutuzov, Günther von Kluge, Charles X Gustav of Sweden, and Seleucus I Nicator. After him are Ivan Konev, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Stanislav Petrov, Ferdinand Foch, Hattori Hanzō, and Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan.

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Among people born in 1850, Edward Smith ranks 4Before him are Jack the Ripper, Guy de Maupassant, and Robert Louis Stevenson. After him are Karl Ferdinand Braun, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Eduard Bernstein, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Charles Richet, Mihai Eminescu, and Pierre Loti. Among people deceased in 1912, Edward Smith ranks 5Before him are Emperor Meiji, Henri Poincaré, August Strindberg, and Bram Stoker. After him are Jules Massenet, Karl May, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Thomas Andrews, Frédéric Passy, Joseph Lister, and Gerhard Armauer Hansen.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Smith ranks 168 out of 6,924Before him are Mick Jagger (1943), Alfred Marshall (1842), William Gilbert (1544), Francis Crick (1916), Howard Carter (1874), and Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665). After him are Rowan Atkinson (1955), Olav V of Norway (1903), James Chadwick (1891), George Boole (1815), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), and Jeff Beck (1944).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Edward Smith ranks 6Before him are William Wallace (1270), T. E. Lawrence (1888), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), and Bernard Montgomery (1887). After him are Gertrude Bell (1868), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Rudolf Abel (1903), John Franklin (1786), Harold Lowe (1882), and James Paul Moody (1887).