Ernest King

1878 - 1956

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Ernest Joseph King (23 November 1878 – 25 June 1956) was an American naval officer who served as 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 876,646 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ernest King is the 897th most popular military personnel (down from 890th in 2019), the 2,817th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,896th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Ernest King ranks 897 out of 1,468Before him are Sergey Kamenev, Ecaterina Teodoroiu, Hōjō Ujiyasu, Harold Bride, Hans von Obstfelder, and Takeo Takagi. After him are Uzi Narkiss, Pavel Rotmistrov, Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel, Maria Bochkareva, Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, and Ding Ruchang.

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Among people born in 1878, Ernest King ranks 72Before him are Alfréd Hajós, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, Carl Sandburg, Erich Mühsam, and Jack Johnson. After him are Felix Bernstein, Ulrich Graf, Jorge Ubico, Myer Prinstein, Edward Kasner, and Zabel Yesayan. Among people deceased in 1956, Ernest King ranks 76Before him are Samad Vurgun, Jimmie Angel, Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia, Alexander Gretchaninov, Harold Bride, and Helmer Hanssen. After him are Ludwig Klages, Julien Benda, Mikheil Gelovani, Hermann Abendroth, Felix Bernstein, and George Sarton.

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Among people born in United States, Ernest King ranks 2,817 out of 18,182Before him are Theodore Sturgeon (1918), Arnold Gesell (1880), Cynthia Nixon (1966), Sung Kang (1972), Jedediah Smith (1799), and Lea Thompson (1961). After him are Helen Parkhurst (1886), Chico Marx (1887), John L. Sullivan (1858), Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858), Dana Delany (1956), and Joe Pass (1929).


Among military personnels born in United States, Ernest King ranks 45Before him are Charlie Wilson (1933), George B. McClellan (1826), David Farragut (1801), Joseph E. Johnston (1807), Alexander Haig (1924), and Joseph Stilwell (1883). After him are Walton Walker (1889), John Basilone (1916), David Petraeus (1952), Holland Smith (1882), Monte Melkonian (1957), and Lucius D. Clay (1898).