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 US 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 2,484,807 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). George Marshall is the 667th most popular politician (up from 862nd in 2019), the 208th most popular biography from United States (up from 252nd in 2019) and the 33rd 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 667 out of 15,710Before him are Gwangjong of Goryeo, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Farah Pahlavi, Sweyn Forkbeard, and Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Henry I of France, Sennacherib, Abd al-Rahman III, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Gordian I, and Frederick William II of Prussia.

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Among people born in 1880, George Marshall ranks 10Before him are Alfred Wegener, Fedor von Bock, Oswald Spengler, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Robert Musil, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. After him are Franz Marc, Ludwig Beck, André Derain, Paul Hausser, Wilhelm List, and Manuel Azaña. Among people deceased in 1959, George Marshall ranks 3Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright and Ante Pavelić. After him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Stepan Bandera, Raymond Chandler, Owen Willans Richardson, Gérard Philipe, Errol Flynn, Boris Vian, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Marshall ranks 208 out of 15,968Before him are Emily Dickinson (1830), B. F. Skinner (1904), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), John Adams (1735), Louis Sullivan (1856), and Frank Zappa (1940). After him are Ronnie James Dio (1942), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Philip K. Dick (1928), Richard Gere (1949), Gary Cooper (1901), and Rocky Marciano (1923).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Marshall ranks 33Before him are Barack Obama (1961), Woodrow Wilson (1856), John Tyler (1790), Bernie Sanders (1941), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), and John Adams (1735). After him are Herbert Hoover (1874), James Monroe (1758), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Andrew Jackson (1767), Dick Cheney (1941), and Jerry Brown (1938).