James Wolfe

1727 - 1759

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James Wolfe (2 January 1727 – 13 September 1759) was a British Army officer known for his training reforms and remembered chiefly for his victory in 1759 over the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec as a major general. The son of a distinguished general, Edward Wolfe, he received his first commission at a young age and saw extensive service in Europe during the War of the Austrian Succession. His service in Flanders and in Scotland, where he took part in the suppression of the Jacobite Rebellion, brought him to the attention of his superiors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Wolfe has received more than 837,752 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). James Wolfe is the 967th most popular military personnel (down from 793rd in 2019), the 1,890th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,625th in 2019) and the 40th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, James Wolfe ranks 967 out of 1,466Before him are Publius Ventidius Bassus, Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz, Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha, Ieronim Uborevich, Walther von Lüttwitz, and Adelbert Schulz. After him are Marcus Fulvius Nobilior, Pavel Rotmistrov, Juan José Flores, Takasugi Shinsaku, Carl Hilpert, and Nadezhda Durova.

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Among people born in 1727, James Wolfe ranks 18Before him are Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón, Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne, Tommaso Traetta, Pasquale Anfossi, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, and Jean-André Deluc. After him are Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Ivan Shuvalov, Horatio Gates, Peter Woulfe, and Ignaz Schiffermüller. Among people deceased in 1759, James Wolfe ranks 10Before him are Pierre Louis Maupertuis, Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Carl Heinrich Graun, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, Louise Henriette de Bourbon, and Sedjefakare. After him are Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Jacob Theodor Klein, Alamgir II, and Johann Gottfried Zinn.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, James Wolfe ranks 1,890 out of 6,924Before him are David Coulthard (1971), Patrick Magee (1922), Richard Parkes Bonington (1801), Alexander Bain (1818), Basil Bernstein (1924), and Jeanette (1951). After him are Eduardo Paolozzi (1924), Willibald (700), Rhys Ifans (1967), Nehemiah Grew (1641), George Herbert (1593), and Bridget Riley (1931).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, James Wolfe ranks 40Before him are John Paul Jones (1747), Harold Bride (1890), Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder (1890), William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe (1729), FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788), and J. F. C. Fuller (1878). After him are David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871), Hugh Dowding (1882), Henry Allingham (1896), Claude Auchinleck (1884), Melita Norwood (1912), and Claude Choules (1901).