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Henry Maitland Wilson

1881 - 1964

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Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson, (5 September 1881 – 31 December 1964), also known as Jumbo Wilson, was a senior British Army officer of the 20th century. He saw active service in the Second Boer War and then during the First World War on the Somme and at Passchendaele. During the Second World War he served as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) British Troops in Egypt, in which role he launched Operation Compass, attacking Italian forces with considerable success, in December 1940. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Maitland Wilson has received more than 164,965 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Henry Maitland Wilson is the 1,351st most popular military personnel (down from 1,230th in 2019), the 2,792nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,612th in 2019) and the 68th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Henry Maitland Wilson ranks 1,351 out of 1,468Before her are Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu, Ronald Speirs, Shirase Nobu, Vladimir Tributs, Richard Marcinko, and Kanhoji Angre. After her are Franciszek Kleeberg, Walter Bedell Smith, Juan Modesto, Felix Graf von Bothmer, Constantine Angelos, and August Emil Fieldorf.

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Among people born in 1881, Henry Maitland Wilson ranks 128Before her are Daniel Jones, Vilhelm Buhl, Curt Haase, María Blanchard, Sergey Merkurov, and Karl Staaf. After her are Max Gerson, Lewis Fry Richardson, Refik Saydam, Gaston Gallimard, Aleksandr Gerasimov, and Arkady Averchenko. Among people deceased in 1964, Henry Maitland Wilson ranks 119Before her are Bernhard Goetzke, Jean-Baptiste Janssens, Rickard Sandler, Moa Martinson, Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu, and Ronald Fairbairn. After her are Peter Romanovsky, Ólafur Thors, Pentti Eskola, Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt, Jan de Vries, and Seán O'Casey.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Maitland Wilson ranks 2,792 out of 7,765Before her are Mick Jackson (1943), Thomas Wedgwood (1771), Lesley-Anne Down (1954), Mary Renault (1905), Lambert Simnel (1477), and Jimmy Bain (1947). After her are Richard O'Brien (1942), Harry Styles (1994), Effie Gray (1828), Nevile Henderson (1882), Gary Neville (1975), and Charles Cameron (1746).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Henry Maitland Wilson ranks 68Before her are Douglas Bader (1910), Charles Warren (1840), Trafford Leigh-Mallory (1892), James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797), John Burgoyne (1722), and Ronald Speirs (1920). After her are Lawrence Oates (1880), Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset (1436), Edward Braddock (1695), Boston Corbett (1832), George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697), and Christopher Cradock (1862).