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Horatio Gates

1727 - 1806

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Horatio Lloyd Gates (July 26, 1727 – April 10, 1806) was a British-born American army officer who served as a general in the Continental Army during the early years of the Revolutionary War. He took credit for the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga (1777) – a matter of contemporary and historical controversy – and was blamed for the defeat at the Battle of Camden in 1780. Gates has been described as "one of the Revolution's most controversial military figures" because of his role in the Conway Cabal, which attempted to discredit and replace General George Washington; the battle at Saratoga; and his actions during and after his defeat at Camden.Born in the town of Maldon in Essex, Gates served in the British Army during the War of the Austrian Succession and the French and Indian War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horatio Gates has received more than 1,157,663 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Horatio Gates is the 1,256th most popular military personnel (down from 1,212th in 2019), the 2,462nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,545th in 2019) and the 57th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Horatio Gates ranks 1,256 out of 1,468Before him are Erich Bey, Katō Yoshiaki, August Kork, Otto Deßloch, Koos de la Rey, and Braxton Bragg. After him are Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, Mikhail Diterikhs, Alfons Rebane, Albrecht Brandi, Dmitry Milyutin, and Orde Wingate.

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Among people born in 1727, Horatio Gates ranks 25Before him are Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Philibert Commerson, James Wolfe, Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Gobel, and Ivan Shuvalov. After him are Peter Woulfe, Ignaz Schiffermüller, Andrew Planche, Johann Gottfried Zinn, William Samuel Johnson, and William Ellery. Among people deceased in 1806, Horatio Gates ranks 36Before him are Gim Hongdo, Federico Gravina, Fra Diavolo, Mathurin Jacques Brisson, Michael von Melas, and Jean Joseph Mounier. After him are Charles James Fox, Karoline von Günderrode, Henry Knox, Ignaz Schiffermüller, Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter, and Moritz Balthasar Borkhausen.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Horatio Gates ranks 2,462 out of 7,765Before him are Ray Stevenson (1964), Tommy Flanagan (1965), Henry Dudeney (1857), Henry of Scotland (1115), Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833), and Eduardo Paolozzi (1924). After him are Henry Ireton (1611), Alexander Neckam (1157), Christopher Hill (1912), Edwin of Northumbria (586), Richard Johnson (1927), and Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Horatio Gates ranks 57Before him are Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder (1890), John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886), Sidney Smith (1764), Eddie Chapman (1914), Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg (1889), and Claude Choules (1901). After him are George Rooke (1650), Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape (1888), James Somerville (1882), Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (1880), Douglas Bader (1910), and Charles Warren (1840).