Edward Vernon

1684 - 1757

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Admiral Edward Vernon (12 November 1684 – 30 October 1757) was an English naval officer. 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 Porto Bello, 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 169,046 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Edward Vernon is the 787th most popular military personnel (up from 860th in 2019), the 1,556th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,773rd in 2019) and the 28th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Edward Vernon ranks 787 out of 1,466Before him are John Alcock, Yakov Pavlov, Alexander Marinesko, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Hans von Obstfelder, and Rudolf Schmundt. After him are Max Simon, Meliton Kantaria, Henry H. Arnold, Chabrias, Jack Churchill, and Khalil al-Wazir.

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Among people born in 1684, Edward Vernon ranks 9Before him are Ludvig Holberg, Maria Barbara Bach, Tokugawa Yoshimune, Francesco Durante, Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, and Johann Gottfried Walther. After him are Jean Astruc, Jean-Baptiste van Loo, Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle, Francesco Manfredini, Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, and Matthias Bel. Among people deceased in 1757, Edward Vernon ranks 13Before him are Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Rosalba Carriera, Robert-François Damiens, 7th Dalai Lama, David Hartley, and Siraj ud-Daulah. After him are Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Princess Caroline of Great Britain, Maximilian Ulysses Browne, John Byng, and Colley Cibber.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Vernon ranks 1,556 out of 6,924Before him are John Loudon McAdam (1756), Louis Wain (1860), Anne Perry (1938), Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (1473), Michael Sheen (1969), and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806). After him are James McAvoy (1979), Peter Bonetti (1941), Louise d'Orléans (1869), Alan Shearer (1970), Catherine Ashton (1956), and George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Edward Vernon ranks 28Before him are Jack Phillips (1887), Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883), William Stuart-Houston (1911), Joseph Boxhall (1884), Paddy Roy Bates (1921), and John Alcock (1892). After him are Bertram Ramsay (1883), John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852), Arthur Percival (1887), Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717), Robert Blake (1599), and John Paul Jones (1747).