George Marshall

1880 - 1959

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George Catlett Marshall Jr. (31 December 1880 – 16 October 1959) was an American army officer and statesman. He rose through the United States Army to become Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, then served as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under Truman. Winston Churchill lauded Marshall as the "organizer of victory" for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Marshall has received more than 2,630,172 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). George Marshall is the 975th most popular politician (down from 952nd in 2019), the 281st most popular biography from United States (down from 278th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Politician.

George Marshall is most famous for his leadership of the Allied Forces in World War II, and for being the architect of the post-war European recovery.

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Among politicians, George Marshall ranks 975 out of 19,576Before him are John I of Portugal, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Modu Chanyu, Adolphe Thiers, Artaxerxes II of Persia, and Ali Pasha of Ioannina. After him are Archduchess Sophie of Austria, Thutmose II, William Howard Taft, Creon, Wilhelm Pieck, and William Jennings Bryan.

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Among people born in 1880, George Marshall ranks 10Before him are Douglas MacArthur, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Fedor von Bock, Oswald Spengler, Robert Musil, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. After him are Franz Marc, André Derain, Ludwig Beck, Manuel Azaña, Paul Hausser, and Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Among people deceased in 1959, George Marshall ranks 5Before him are Stepan Bandera, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ante Pavelić, and Gérard Philipe. After him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Owen Willans Richardson, Raymond Chandler, Billie Holiday, Adolf Windaus, Boris Vian, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Marshall ranks 281 out of 20,380Before him are Gloria Stuart (1910), Chuck Berry (1926), Steve Wozniak (1950), Tony Curtis (1925), Colonel Sanders (1890), and Orson Welles (1915). After him are Gertrude Stein (1874), William Howard Taft (1857), William Jennings Bryan (1860), George S. Patton (1885), Ava Gardner (1922), and Jeffrey Dahmer (1960).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Marshall ranks 43Before him are Geronimo (1829), James Madison (1751), Benjamin Harrison (1833), John Quincy Adams (1767), James A. Garfield (1831), and Robert F. Kennedy (1925). After him are William Howard Taft (1857), William Jennings Bryan (1860), Jerry Brown (1938), Calvin Coolidge (1872), James Buchanan (1791), and Grover Cleveland (1837).