George Pickett

1825 - 1875

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George Edward Pickett (January 16, 1825 – July 30, 1875) was a career United States Army officer who became a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for being one of the commanders at Pickett's Charge, the futile and bloody Confederate offensive on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg that bears his name. Pickett graduated last out of 59 cadets in the United States Military Academy class of 1846. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Pickett has received more than 828,325 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). George Pickett is the 1,254th most popular military personnel (down from 1,108th in 2019), the 4,937th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,190th in 2019) and the 81st most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, George Pickett ranks 1,254 out of 1,466Before him are Franciszek Kleeberg, Paavo Talvela, Karl von Pflanzer-Baltin, Josias von Heeringen, Friedrich von Ingenohl, and J. E. B. Stuart. After him are Dmitry Lelyushenko, Tom Phillips, Kanhoji Angre, Riad al-Asaad, Honoré Charles Reille, and Robert Gould Shaw.

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Among people born in 1825, George Pickett ranks 53Before him are Felix Hoppe-Seyler, August Beer, Jules Barbier, Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt, Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup, and Aníbal Pinto. After him are Bernardo Guimarães, Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Ferdinand von Mueller, Francesco Faà di Bruno, Domingo Santa María, and Emil Welti. Among people deceased in 1875, George Pickett ranks 55Before him are Richard Christopher Carrington, Louise Farrenc, Francisco Coll Guitart, Carl Jakob Sundevall, Atanasio Aguirre, and Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. After him are José María Ventura Casas, Mikhail Pogodin, Leopold III, Prince of Lippe, John Gardner Wilkinson, Heinrich Ewald, and Friedrich Gottlieb Bartling.

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Among people born in United States, George Pickett ranks 4,937 out of 15,968Before him are Patti LaBelle (1944), Eric Stonestreet (1971), William Luther Pierce (1933), John Gray (1951), Gertrude Käsebier (1852), and Bruce Rauner (1957). After him are Rodney Dangerfield (1921), Robert Henri (1865), Estelle Harris (1928), Belinda Carlisle (1958), Margo Martindale (1951), and Anna Kendrick (1985).


Among military personnels born in United States, George Pickett ranks 81Before him are Christine Jorgensen (1926), William D. Leahy (1875), William Guarnere (1923), Robert Anderson (1805), Eddie Slovik (1920), and J. E. B. Stuart (1833). After him are Robert Gould Shaw (1837), Richmond K. Turner (1885), Arthur MacArthur Jr. (1845), Nathanael Greene (1742), George Crook (1828), and Braxton Bragg (1817).