George Henry Thomas

1816 - 1870

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George Henry Thomas (July 31, 1816 – March 28, 1870) was a United States Army officer and a Union general during the American Civil War, one of the principal commanders in the Western Theater. Thomas served in the Mexican–American War and later chose to remain with the U.S. Army for the Civil War as a Southern Unionist, despite his heritage as a Virginian (whose home state would join the Confederate States of America). He won one of the first Union victories in the war, at Mill Springs in Kentucky, and served in important subordinate commands at Perryville and Stones River. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Henry Thomas has received more than 468,313 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. George Henry Thomas is the 1,440th most popular military personnel (down from 1,179th in 2019), the 9,960th most popular biography from United States and the 145th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, George Henry Thomas ranks 1,440 out of 1,466Before him are Kenneth Anderson, Leonid Khabarov, Konstantinos Miliotis-Komninos, Henry Heth, James L. Jones, and Franciszek Gągor. After him are John O'Connor, Chelsea Manning, Raymond T. Odierno, Salman Raduyev, Thomas Blamey, and Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet.

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Among people born in 1816, George Henry Thomas ranks 45Before him are Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers, William Sterndale Bennett, Priscilla Cooper Tyler, John Frederick Kensett, Nathaniel P. Banks, and Elihu B. Washburne. After him is Morrison Waite. Among people deceased in 1870, George Henry Thomas ranks 54Before him are Christian Albrecht Jensen, Franz Josef Ruprecht, Juan Crisóstomo Falcón, Pascual Madoz, Auguste Duméril, and Thomas Campbell Eyton.

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Among people born in United States, George Henry Thomas ranks 9,960 out of 15,968Before him are Willie Steele (1923), Edward James Roye (1815), Michael Cooper (1956), Juliet Landau (1965), Walter Rauschenbusch (1861), and Aimee Mullins (1975). After him are Christy Canyon (1966), Morgan Woodward (1925), Leroy Burrell (1967), Lauren Weisberger (1977), Beau Biden (1969), and Mamie Gummer (1983).


Among military personnels born in United States, George Henry Thomas ranks 145Before him are Michael Mullen (1946), George Rogers Clark (1752), Nathaniel Lyon (1818), Mark Milley (1958), Henry Heth (1825), and James L. Jones (1943). After him are John O'Connor (1920), Chelsea Manning (1987), Raymond T. Odierno (1954), Hugh McCulloch (1808), Lynndie England (1982), and H. R. McMaster (1962).