Ernest King

1878 - 1956

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Ernest Joseph King (23 November 1878 – 25 June 1956) was Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (COMINCH) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) during World War II. As COMINCH-CNO, he directed the United States Navy's operations, planning, and administration and was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the United States Navy's second most senior officer in World War II after Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, who served as Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief. Born in Lorain, Ohio, King served in the Spanish–American War while still attending the United States Naval Academy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest King has received more than 723,784 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernest King is the 890th most popular military personnel, the 2,897th most popular biography from United States and the 45th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Ernest King ranks 890 out of 1,466Before him are Quintus Titurius Sabinus, Walter Krüger, Jacques Doriot, Joseph Trumpeldor, Georgios Karaiskakis, and Dimitrios Loundras. After him are Blas de Lezo, Clearchus of Sparta, Nikolay Krylov, Archelaus, Milunka Savić, and Francisco Hernández de Córdoba.

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Among people born in 1878, Ernest King ranks 78Before him are Walter Heitz, Maurice René Fréchet, Kurt Goldstein, Alfréd Hajós, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, and Glenn Curtiss. After him are C. Rajagopalachari, Manuel L. Quezon, Michel Théato, Erich Mühsam, Ulrich Graf, and Myer Prinstein. Among people deceased in 1956, Ernest King ranks 82Before him are Lev Rudnev, Jimmie Angel, Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia, Heinrich Barkhausen, Jehanne D'Alcy, and Samad Vurgun. After him are Harold Bride, Elpidio Quirino, Helmer Hanssen, Victor Young, Alexander Gretchaninov, and Marcel Griaule.

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Among people born in United States, Ernest King ranks 2,897 out of 15,968Before him are Glenn Curtiss (1878), Frances Arnold (1956), James Curtis Hepburn (1815), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), Mary-Louise Parker (1964), and James Rosenquist (1933). After him are Chris McCandless (1968), Dan Quayle (1947), Joseph Valachi (1904), Katherine MacGregor (1925), Vito Acconci (1940), and Stephenie Meyer (1973).


Among military personnels born in United States, Ernest King ranks 45Before him are Philip Sheridan (1831), Alexander Haig (1924), Walton Walker (1889), Joseph E. Johnston (1807), George B. McClellan (1826), and John Basilone (1916). After him are David Farragut (1801), Hal Moore (1922), Charles Robert Jenkins (1940), Alexander Vandegrift (1887), James Jesus Angleton (1917), and Wesley Clark (1944).