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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 12,592,245 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. George S. Patton is the 119th most popular military personnel (down from 83rd in 2019), the 317th most popular biography from United States (down from 224th in 2019) and the 5th 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 119 out of 1,468Before him are Theodor Eicke, Yi Sun-sin, Stilicho, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Ludwig Beck, and Nero Claudius Drusus. After him are Michael Wittmann, Bohemond I of Antioch, Louis-Nicolas Davout, Walther von Brauchitsch, Zhao Yun, and Michiel de Ruyter.

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Among people born in 1885, George S. Patton ranks 11Before him are Hermann Hoth, Alban Berg, Julius Streicher, François Mauriac, Ezra Pound, and Faisal I of Iraq. After him are Robert Delaunay, Karen Horney, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Chester W. Nimitz, André Maurois, and Ernst Busch. Among people deceased in 1945, George S. Patton ranks 26Before him are Irma Grese, Johan Huizinga, Pietro Mascagni, Clara Petacci, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, and David Lloyd George. After him are Vidkun Quisling, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hermann Fegelein, August von Mackensen, Friedrich Fromm, and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen.

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Among people born in United States, George S. Patton ranks 317 out of 18,182Before him are Emily Greene Balch (1867), Susan Sarandon (1946), Napoleon Hill (1883), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Philip Roth (1933), and Buffalo Bill (1846). After him are William Henry Harrison (1773), Jerry Brown (1938), Natalie Wood (1938), Barbara McClintock (1902), James Buchanan (1791), and Carl David Anderson (1905).


Among military personnels born in United States, George S. Patton ranks 5Before him are Douglas MacArthur (1880), Robert E. Lee (1807), Desmond Doss (1919), and Robert Peary (1856). After him are Chester W. Nimitz (1885), George Armstrong Custer (1839), Paul Tibbets (1915), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), and Albert Pike (1809).