John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

1650 - 1722

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, 1st Prince of Mindelheim, 1st Count of Nellenburg, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, (26 May 1650 – 16 June 1722 O.S.), was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. From a gentry family, he served first as a page at the court of the House of Stuart under James, Duke of York, through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill. Churchill's role in defeating the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 helped secure James on the throne, but he was a key player in the military conspiracy that led to James being deposed during the Glorious Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough has received more than 1,425,899 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 130th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough ranks 130 out of 1,194Before him are Heinrich Müller, Louis, Grand Condé, Abu Muslim, Robert E. Lee, José de San Martín, and Michiel de Ruyter. After him are Franz Halder, Erich von Falkenhayn, Bohemond I of Antioch, Ferdinand Schörner, Khalifa Haftar, and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas.

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Among people born in 1650, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough ranks 2Before him is William III of England. After him are Thomas Savery, Ahmad Khani, Jean Bart, Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, Princess Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark, Frederick Casimir Kettler, Joachim Neander, Anthim the Iberian, Vincenzo Coronelli, and Nell Gwyn. Among people deceased in 1722, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough ranks 4Before him are Kangxi Emperor, Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, and Bartholomew Roberts. After him are Johann Kuhnau, John Toland, Johann Adam Reincken, Pierre Varignon, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Claude Gillot, Adriaen van der Werff, and John Lombe.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough ranks 285 out of 5,347Before him are Harold Pinter (1930), Saint Walpurga (710), Lemmy (1945), Maurice Gibb (1949), Frederick Sanger (1918), and John Boyd Dunlop (1840). After him are John Hurt (1940), Joseph Merrick (1862), Jane Birkin (1946), John Galsworthy (1867), Jackie Stewart (1939), and Clement Attlee (1883).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough ranks 6Before him are William Wallace (1270), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), T. E. Lawrence (1888), and Edward Smith (1850). After him are Rudolf Abel (1903), John Franklin (1786), Harold Lowe (1882), John Hawkins (1532), James Paul Moody (1887), and William Bligh (1754).

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