John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

1841 - 1920

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John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, (25 January 1841 – 10 July 1920), commonly known as Jacky or Jackie Fisher, was a British Admiral of the Fleet known for his efforts at naval reform. He had a huge influence on the Royal Navy in a career spanning more than 60 years, starting in a navy of wooden sailing ships armed with muzzle-loading cannon and ending in one of steel-hulled battlecruisers, submarines and the first aircraft carriers. Fisher has a reputation as an innovator, strategist and developer of the navy rather than as a seagoing admiral involved in major battles, although in his career he experienced all these things. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher has received more than 485,438 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher is the 1,215th most popular military personnel (down from 1,003rd in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Sri Lanka (down from 16th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Sri Lankan Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher ranks 1,215 out of 1,466Before him are Dmitry Senyavin, Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu, William D. Leahy, Horatio Gates, Leonhard Kaupisch, and José de Palafox y Melci, 1st Duke of Zaragoza. After him are Ivan Sidorenko, Ali Aaltonen, Remus von Woyrsch, Semyon Bogdanov, Erigyius, and William Guarnere.

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Among people born in 1841, John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher ranks 60Before him are Carl Robert Jakobson, Carl Tausig, Vasily Klyuchevsky, Tang Jingsong, John Murray, and Antonio Pacinotti. After him are Laza Kostić, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, Hugo Gyldén, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Andrejs Pumpurs, and Philipp Spitta. Among people deceased in 1920, John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher ranks 71Before him are Kliment Timiryazev, Wilhelm Pfeffer, Augusto Righi, Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, Moritz Cantor, and Dan Andersson. After him are Remus von Woyrsch, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, Theodor Philipsen, Georgios Papasideris, Otto Bütschli, and Hector Hodler.

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Among people born in Sri Lanka, John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher ranks 17 out of 39Before him are Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), Michael Ondaatje (1943), Chandrika Kumaratunga (1945), S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (1899), J. R. Jayewardene (1906), and D. S. Senanayake (1883). After him are Gotabaya Rajapaksa (1949), M. G. Ramachandran (1917), Maithripala Sirisena (1951), Malcolm Ranjith (1947), William Gopallawa (1896), and Ranasinghe Premadasa (1924).


Among military personnels born in Sri Lanka, John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher ranks 2Before him are Jack Churchill (1906).