George S. Patton

1885 - 1945

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George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a general in the United States Army who commanded the Seventh Army in the Mediterranean Theater of World War II, and the Third Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Born in 1885, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George S. Patton has received more than 14,408,541 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). George S. Patton is the 104th most popular military personnel (up from 123rd in 2019), the 285th most popular biography from United States (up from 317th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Military Personnel.

George S. Patton was a general in the United States Army during World War II. He commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in North Africa and Sicily and the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany. He is most famous for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany, because he is credited with leading the U.S. to victory in the Battle of the Bulge.

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Among military personnels, George S. Patton ranks 104 out of 2,058Before him are Wilhelm Canaris, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Saigō Takamori, John of Austria, Miloš Obilić, and Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb. After him are Zhang Fei, Andrea Doria, Theodor Eicke, Perdiccas, Robert E. Lee, and Klaus Barbie.

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Among people born in 1885, George S. Patton ranks 7Before him are Niels Bohr, Karen Blixen, François Mauriac, György Lukács, Alban Berg, and Albert Kesselring. After him are Umberto Nobile, Ezra Pound, Hermann Hoth, Karen Horney, Julius Streicher, and Robert Delaunay. Among people deceased in 1945, George S. Patton ranks 21Before him are Thomas Hunt Morgan, Magda Goebbels, Paul Valéry, Heinrich Müller, Wilhelm Canaris, and Pietro Mascagni. After him are Irma Grese, Pierre Laval, Johan Huizinga, David Lloyd George, Vidkun Quisling, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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Among people born in United States, George S. Patton ranks 285 out of 20,380Before him are Colonel Sanders (1890), Orson Welles (1915), George Marshall (1880), Gertrude Stein (1874), William Howard Taft (1857), and William Jennings Bryan (1860). After him are Ava Gardner (1922), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Eli Wallach (1915), Joe Dassin (1938), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), and Tommy Lee Jones (1946).


Among military personnels born in United States, George S. Patton ranks 2Before him are Douglas MacArthur (1880). After him are Robert E. Lee (1807), Robert Peary (1856), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Paul Tibbets (1915), George Armstrong Custer (1839), Albert Pike (1809), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), and Benedict Arnold (1741).