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 United States Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the Third United States 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 10,603,744 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). George S. Patton is the 83rd most popular military personnel (down from 72nd in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from United States (down from 187th 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 83 out of 1,466Before him are Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Michel Ney, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Erich Hartmann, and Minamoto no Yoshitsune. After him are Alexander Suvorov, Eugène de Beauharnais, Jan Žižka, Zhao Yun, Albert Kesselring, and Konstantin Rokossovsky.

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Among people born in 1885, George S. Patton ranks 5Before him are Niels Bohr, Karen Blixen, Alban Berg, and György Lukács. After him are Albert Kesselring, Julius Streicher, Hermann Hoth, Ezra Pound, François Mauriac, Faisal I of Iraq, and Chester W. Nimitz. Among people deceased in 1945, George S. Patton ranks 17Before him are Walter Model, Anton Webern, Vidkun Quisling, Wilhelm Canaris, Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Magda Goebbels. After him are Paul Valéry, Irma Grese, Ernst Cassirer, Johan Huizinga, Clara Petacci, and Pietro Mascagni.

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Among people born in United States, George S. Patton ranks 224 out of 15,968Before him are George Westinghouse (1846), John Jay (1745), Mel Gibson (1956), Aretha Franklin (1942), Brigham Young (1801), and Tony Curtis (1925). After him are Robert Duvall (1931), James Monroe (1758), Barry White (1944), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Sigourney Weaver (1949), and Benjamin Harrison (1833).


Among military personnels born in United States, George S. Patton ranks 2Before him are Douglas MacArthur (1880). After him are Desmond Doss (1919), Robert Peary (1856), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Robert E. Lee (1807), George Armstrong Custer (1839), Paul Tibbets (1915), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), and Yonatan Netanyahu (1946).