Jack Churchill

1906 - 1996

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John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, (16 September 1906 – 8 March 1996) was a British Army officer who fought in the Second World War with a longbow, bagpipes, and a Scottish broadsword. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Churchill has received more than 3,465,987 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Jack Churchill is the 792nd most popular military personnel (down from 750th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Sri Lanka (up from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Sri Lankan Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Jack Churchill ranks 792 out of 1,466Before him are Rudolf Schmundt, Edward Vernon, Max Simon, Meliton Kantaria, Henry H. Arnold, and Chabrias. After him are Khalil al-Wazir, Philip Sheridan, Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel, Takeo Takagi, Reinhard Hardegen, and Marie-Pierre Kœnig.

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Among people born in 1906, Jack Churchill ranks 112Before him are Shigemaru Takenokoshi, Junio Valerio Borghese, José Figueres Ferrer, Jean Dieudonné, Pierre Fournier, and Berthold, Margrave of Baden. After him are Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Musa Cälil, Sait Faik Abasıyanık, James E. Webb, Igor Moiseyev, and Mary Astor. Among people deceased in 1996, Jack Churchill ranks 90Before him are Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, Margaux Hemingway, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Lo Wei, Karl Rappan, and Ben Johnson. After him are Jo Van Fleet, Idries Shah, Shams Pahlavi, Hans Blumenberg, Annabella, and Dan Flavin.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Jack Churchill ranks 6 out of 39Before him are Patanjali (-200), Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916), Velupillai Prabhakaran (1954), Aryadeva (200), and Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877). After him are St John Philby (1885), William Chester Minor (1834), Tony Hoare (1934), Anagarika Dharmapala (1864), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), and Michael Ondaatje (1943).


Among military personnels born in Sri Lanka, Jack Churchill ranks 1After him are John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher (1841).