Gertrude Bell

1868 - 1926

Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (14 July 1868 – 12 July 1926) was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Along with T. E. Lawrence, Bell helped support the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq. She played a major role in establishing and helping administer the modern state of Iraq, using her unique perspective from her travels and relations with tribal leaders throughout the Middle East. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gertrude Bell has received more than 2,331,260 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 472nd most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Gertrude Bell ranks 474 out of 1,194Before her are Karl Mack von Leiberich, Oghul Qaimish, Hans-Joachim Marseille, Viktor Kulikov, Saburō Sakai, and Imru' al-Qais. After her are Harpagus, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Alfred Redl, Ante Gotovina, Hans Speidel, and Nguyễn Ngọc Loan.

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Among people born in 1868, Gertrude Bell ranks 48Before her are Alexandra David-Néel, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Pompeu Fabra, Gustav Noske, and Paul P. Harris. After her are Kantarō Suzuki, Émile Chartier, Paul Otlet, Franz Ritter von Epp, Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, and Princess Anastasia of Montenegro. Among people deceased in 1926, Gertrude Bell ranks 28Before her are Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikao Usui, William Bateson, Ellen Key, Victor, Prince Napoléon, and Constantin Fehrenbach. After her are Friedrich von Wieser, John Louis Emil Dreyer, Knut Wicksell, Karl Harrer, Ugyen Wangchuck, and Alphonse Borrelly.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Gertrude Bell ranks 932 out of 5,347Before her are Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1594), William Carey (1761), Ebenezer Howard (1850), William Henry (1774), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), and David I of Scotland (1084). After her are John Horton Conway (1937), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Natasha Richardson (1963), Ken Hensley (1945), Rob Halford (1951), and William Henry Perkin (1838).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Gertrude Bell ranks 17Before her are James Paul Moody (1887), William Bligh (1754), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), John Hanning Speke (1827), and Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891). After her are Woodes Rogers (1679), Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883), Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861), Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), William Stuart-Houston (1911), and Bertram Ramsay (1883).

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