Edward Vernon

1684 - 1757

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Admiral Edward Vernon (12 November 1684 – 30 October 1757) was a Royal Navy officer and politician. He had a long and distinguished career, rising to the rank of admiral after 46 years service. As a vice admiral during the War of Jenkins' Ear, in 1739 he was responsible for the capture of Portobelo, Panama, seen as expunging the failure of Admiral Hosier there in a previous conflict. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Vernon has received more than 268,879 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Vernon is the 1,132nd most popular military personnel (down from 894th in 2019), the 1,939th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,637th in 2019) and the 44th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Over the past year Edward Vernon has had the most page views in the with 32,208 views, followed by Spanish (13,634), and Russian (3,746). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (59.92%), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (59.11%), and Swedish (19.54%)


Among military personnels, Edward Vernon ranks 1,132 out of 2,058Before him are Mikhail Dmitrievich Gorchakov, Max Pauly, Petar Bojović, Nadezhda Durova, Pierre André de Suffren, and Arthur Rostron. After him are Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, Robert Gould Shaw, Doris Miller, Grigory Shtern, Drogo of Hauteville, and Huijong of Goryeo.

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Among people born in 1684, Edward Vernon ranks 12Before him are Tokugawa Yoshimune, Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, Johann Gottfried Walther, Jean-Baptiste van Loo, Robert Maynard, and Kimpa Vita. After him are Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle, Francesco Manfredini, Wilhelm Reinhard von Neipperg, Jean Astruc, and Matthias Bel. Among people deceased in 1757, Edward Vernon ranks 16Before him are Robert-François Damiens, 7th Dalai Lama, David Hartley, Amursana, Bulleh Shah, and Antoine Pesne. After him are Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Johann Samuel König, Vakhushti of Kartli, Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Princess Caroline of Great Britain, and René Louis de Voyer de Paulmy d'Argenson.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Vernon ranks 1,939 out of 8,785Before him are Adele (1988), Andy Whitfield (1971), Arthur Rostron (1869), David Knopfler (1952), Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730), and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1516). After him are Tony Banks (1950), John Wyndham (1903), Robert Darwin (1766), Peter Crouch (1981), F. H. Bradley (1846), and Charles Kay Ogden (1889).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Edward Vernon ranks 44Before him are William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe (1729), Horatio Gates (1727), FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788), Arthur Percival (1887), James Wolfe (1727), and Arthur Rostron (1869). After him are Harold Bride (1890), Melita Norwood (1912), Hugh Dowding (1882), John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886), John Burgoyne (1722), and Claude Auchinleck (1884).