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George Marshall

1880 - 1959

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George Catlett Marshall Jr. (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 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 2,545,221 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). George Marshall is the 960th most popular politician (down from 666th in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from United States (down from 208th in 2019) and the 40th 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 960 out of 15,577Before him are Margaret of Parma, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Philip III of Macedon, Andrew Johnson, Sauli Niinistö, and Emperor Yao. After him are Astyages, Harold Wilson, Kayqubad I, Gediminas, Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, and James I of Aragon.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Marshall ranks 278 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Fulton (1765), Jesse James (1847), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), P. T. Barnum (1810), Joe Pesci (1943), and Andrew Johnson (1808). After him are Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Diane Keaton (1946), Gene Hackman (1930), Angelina Jolie (1975), Brian Wilson (1942), and Bette Davis (1908).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Marshall ranks 40Before him are Robert F. Kennedy (1925), William Howard Taft (1857), Calvin Coolidge (1872), John Quincy Adams (1767), Benjamin Harrison (1833), and Andrew Johnson (1808). After him are Grover Cleveland (1837), Warren G. Harding (1865), William Henry Harrison (1773), Jerry Brown (1938), James Buchanan (1791), and Dick Cheney (1941).