Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

1717 - 1797

Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

Field Marshal Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, (29 January 1717 – 3 August 1797) served as an officer in the British Army and as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. Amherst is best known as the architect of Britain's successful campaign to conquer the territory of New France during the Seven Years' War. Under his command, British forces captured the cities of Louisbourg, Quebec City and Montreal, as well as several major fortresses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst has received more than 348,142 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 881st most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst ranks 884 out of 1,194Before him are James M. Gavin, Richard Ruoff, Hellmuth Stieff, Fyodor Kuznetsov, Charles-Denis Bourbaki, and Müezzinzade Ali Pasha. After him are Mikhail Miloradovich, Pavel Batitsky, Petar Bojović, Wilhelm Marschall, Antonio Maceo Grajales, and John Fastolf.

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Among people born in 1717, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst ranks 15Before him are Horace Walpole, Marie Anne de Mailly, Louis François, Prince of Conti, David Garrick, Ebrahim Afshar, and Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, João de Loureiro, Alexander Sumarokov, and Ventura Rodríguez. Among people deceased in 1797, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst ranks 17Before him are Horace Walpole, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, Lazare Hoche, Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec, and Pasquale Anfossi. After him are Olaudah Equiano, Ivan Shuvalov, and John Wilkes.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst ranks 1,840 out of 5,347Before him are Michael Dummett (1925), Lynn Redgrave (1943), Olivia Colman (1974), Alexander Bain (1818), Barbara West (1911), and A. S. Byatt (1936). After him are Tony Brooks (1932), David Yates (1963), Michael Sheen (1969), Alexander Cunningham (1814), Nell Gwyn (1650), and Bernard Williams (1929).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst ranks 37Before him are John Paul Jones (1747), David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871), Claude Choules (1901), J. F. C. Fuller (1878), William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe (1729), and Edward Vernon (1684). After him are John Fastolf (1380), George Rooke (1650), John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886), Claude Auchinleck (1884), Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder (1890), and Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg (1889).

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