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MILITARY PERSONNEL

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

1650 - 1722

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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 2,140,353 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough is the 206th most popular military personnel (down from 170th in 2019), the 401st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 346th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Military Personnel.

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, is most famous for his military career as a general in the British Army. He served in the Nine Years' War, the War of the Spanish Succession, and the War of the Quadruple Alliance.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough ranks 206 out of 1,468Before him are Sun Jian, Zhou Yu, Lavr Kornilov, Wilhelm Mohnke, Maxime Weygand, and Alfred von Tirpitz. After him are Giovanni Giustiniani, Sun Ce, Date Masamune, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Bertrand du Guesclin, and Pedro de Valdivia.

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Contemporaries

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, Vincenzo Coronelli, Frederick Casimir Kettler, Princess Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark, Joachim Neander, Nell Gwyn, and Robert de Visée. 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 John Toland, Johann Adam Reincken, Johann Kuhnau, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Pierre Varignon, Marie Anne de La Trémoille, princesse des Ursins, Éléonore Desmier d'Olbreuse, and Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough ranks 401 out of 7,765Before him are J. M. Barrie (1860), Ian Holm (1931), Fred Hoyle (1915), Frank Whittle (1907), Robert Fripp (1946), and Richard Owen (1804). After him are Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), Jim Clark (1936), Millvina Dean (1912), Joseph Lister (1827), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), and Thomas Carlyle (1795).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In United Kingdom

Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough ranks 9Before him are Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), T. E. Lawrence (1888), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Edward Smith (1850), Rudolf Abel (1903), and Gertrude Bell (1868). After him are Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), John Franklin (1786), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), John Hanning Speke (1827), John Hawkins (1532), and James Paul Moody (1887).