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Joseph E. Johnston

1807 - 1891

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Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891) was an American career army officer, serving with distinction in the United States Army during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848) and the Seminole Wars. After Virginia seceded from the Union, he entered the Confederate States Army as one of its most senior general officers. Johnston was trained as a civil engineer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating in the same class as Robert E. Lee. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph E. Johnston has received more than 1,157,127 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Joseph E. Johnston is the 851st most popular military personnel (down from 843rd in 2019), the 2,668th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,714th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Joseph E. Johnston ranks 851 out of 1,468Before him are Helmut Lent, Abu Bakr ibn Umar, David Farragut, Alexey Maresyev, Gainas, and Janko Bobetko. After him are Hans von Salmuth, Otto Wöhler, Paik Sun-yup, François Claude Amour, marquis de Bouillé, Julius Jacob von Haynau, and Khalil al-Wazir.

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Among people born in 1807, Joseph E. Johnston ranks 18Before him are Princess Charlotte of Württemberg, Joseph Petzval, Alfred Vail, Princess Cecilia of Sweden, Théophile-Jules Pelouze, and Narcisse Virgilio Díaz. After him are Aloysius Bertrand, Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha, Thiệu Trị, Amir Kabir, Auguste Laurent, and Napoleon Orda. Among people deceased in 1891, Joseph E. Johnston ranks 42Before him are Louis Lucien Bonaparte, Théodore de Banville, N. R. Pogson, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, Fredrik Pacius, and Mihail Kogălniceanu. After him are Giovanni Morelli, Leon Pinsker, Prince Baudouin of Belgium, Hannibal Hamlin, Paul de Lagarde, and John A. Macdonald.

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Among people born in United States, Joseph E. Johnston ranks 2,668 out of 18,182Before him are Edwin Sutherland (1883), John C. Calhoun (1782), Annie Proulx (1935), Richard Beymer (1938), John W. Campbell (1910), and Dan Flavin (1933). After him are Tito Puente (1923), Philip Abelson (1913), Jeff Daniels (1955), Ben Bernanke (1953), James M. Cain (1892), and Besse Cooper (1896).


Among military personnels born in United States, Joseph E. Johnston ranks 42Before him are Henry H. Arnold (1886), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), Philip Sheridan (1831), Charlie Wilson (1933), George B. McClellan (1826), and David Farragut (1801). After him are Alexander Haig (1924), Joseph Stilwell (1883), Ernest King (1878), Walton Walker (1889), John Basilone (1916), and David Petraeus (1952).