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George Armstrong Custer

1839 - 1876

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George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars.Custer graduated from West Point in 1861 at the bottom of his class, but as the Civil War was just starting, trained officers were in immediate demand. He worked closely with General George B. McClellan and the future General Alfred Pleasonton, both of whom recognized his qualities and abilities as a cavalry leader. He was subsequently promoted to brigadier general of volunteers at age 23. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Armstrong Custer has received more than 6,523,675 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. George Armstrong Custer is the 169th most popular military personnel (down from 137th in 2019), the 462nd most popular biography from United States (down from 379th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Military Personnel.

George Armstrong Custer is most famous for his defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876.

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Among military personnels, George Armstrong Custer ranks 169 out of 1,468Before him are Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Joseph Joffre, Ernst Busch, Joachim Peiper, Auguste de Marmont, and Dietrich von Choltitz. After him are Paul Tibbets, Józef Poniatowski, Hans Krebs, Oskar Dirlewanger, Akechi Mitsuhide, and Johannes Blaskowitz.

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Among people born in 1839, George Armstrong Custer ranks 8Before him are John D. Rockefeller, Modest Mussorgsky, Sully Prudhomme, Alfred Sisley, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Carol I of Romania. After him are Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Josephine Cochrane, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Machado de Assis, and Emil Škoda. Among people deceased in 1876, George Armstrong Custer ranks 5Before him are Mikhail Bakunin, George Sand, Abdülaziz, and Josephine of Leuchtenberg. After him are Karl Ernst von Baer, Catherine Labouré, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Truganini, Marie d'Agoult, Ildefons Cerdà, and Antoine Jérôme Balard.

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Among people born in United States, George Armstrong Custer ranks 462 out of 18,182Before him are Iggy Pop (1947), Richard Bach (1936), Dennis Hopper (1936), Julianne Moore (1960), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), and Terry Gilliam (1940). After him are Diana Ross (1944), Paul Tibbets (1915), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), and Oprah Winfrey (1954).


Among military personnels born in United States, George Armstrong Custer ranks 7Before him are Douglas MacArthur (1880), Robert E. Lee (1807), Desmond Doss (1919), Robert Peary (1856), George S. Patton (1885), and Chester W. Nimitz (1885). After him are Paul Tibbets (1915), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), Albert Pike (1809), and William Tecumseh Sherman (1820).