Henry Allingham

1896 - 2009

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Henry William Allingham (6 June 1896 – 18 July 2009) was an English supercentenarian. He is the longest-lived man ever recorded from the United Kingdom, a First World War veteran, and, for one month, the verified oldest living man in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Allingham has received more than 488,433 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Henry Allingham is the 905th most popular military personnel (up from 1,046th in 2019), the 1,584th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,959th in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Henry Allingham ranks 905 out of 2,058Before him are Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, Fakhri Pasha, Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov, Walther von Lüttwitz, Vasili Mitrokhin, and Yevgeny Miller. After him are Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma, Hans Loritz, Gainas, Hydarnes II, Hermann Ehrhardt, and Rudolf Schmidt.

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Among people born in 1896, Henry Allingham ranks 97Before him are Faina Ranevskaya, Rudolf Schmundt, Zygmunt Berling, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Carl Zuckmayer, and Salim Ali. After him are D. R. Bendre, He Long, Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, Hans Cramer, Pierre Jeanneret, and William A. Wellman. Among people deceased in 2009, Henry Allingham ranks 95Before him are Willy DeVille, Manea Mănescu, Edward Schillebeeckx, Hélio Gracie, Vasily Aksyonov, and Eleanor F. Helin. After him are Samak Sundaravej, Yegor Gaidar, Susanna Agnelli, Ramaswamy Venkataraman, Félix Malloum, and Al Martino.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Allingham ranks 1,584 out of 8,785Before him are Richard of Saint Victor (1110), Ben Cross (1947), Phil Lynott (1949), William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1146), Steve Hackett (1950), and Thomas Hill Green (1836). After him are Elizabeth Blount (1500), Gytha of Wessex (1053), Robert Filmer (1588), James Hilton (1900), Neville Marriner (1924), and Patrick O'Brian (1914).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Henry Allingham ranks 30Before him are Joseph Boxhall (1884), Bertram Ramsay (1883), Andrew Parker Bowles (1939), Jack Phillips (1887), Robert Maynard (1684), and Henry Tandey (1891). After him are Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717), John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852), Robert Blake (1599), Paddy Roy Bates (1921), George Rooke (1650), and Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775).