Joseph Hooker

1814 - 1879

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Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 – October 31, 1879) was an American Civil War general for the Union, chiefly remembered for his decisive defeat by Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. Hooker had served in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican–American War, receiving three brevet promotions, before resigning from the Army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Hooker has received more than 771,059 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph Hooker is the 1,198th most popular military personnel (down from 1,048th in 2019), the 4,434th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,046th in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Joseph Hooker ranks 1,198 out of 1,466Before him are Juan Modesto, Laomedon of Mytilene, François Le Fort, Valentin Varennikov, Frank Serpico, and François Perrier. After him are Alfonso Cano, Christine Jorgensen, Karl von Einem, Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji, Henry Tandey, and Harry Patch.

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Among people born in 1814, Joseph Hooker ranks 43Before him are Rafael Carrera, Jules Simon, Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Bhanubhakta Acharya, Daniel Kirkwood, and Adolph Tidemand. After him are James Paget, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Miklós Ybl, Girolamo de Rada, Gustav Hartlaub, and Hervé Faye. Among people deceased in 1879, Joseph Hooker ranks 35Before him are Michel Chevalier, Paul Gervais, Sergey Solovyov, William Froude, Joseph Poelaert, and Anthony Panizzi. After him are Miguel Grau Seminario, Nikolai Zaremba, Begum Hazrat Mahal, Jakob Dubs, Johann von Lamont, and Rowland Hill.

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Among people born in United States, Joseph Hooker ranks 4,434 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Serpico (1936), Black Kettle (1803), Ralph Hartley (1888), Albert Ayler (1936), Grace Coolidge (1879), and Alvin E. Roth (1951). After him are Garrett Hardin (1915), Amanda Peet (1972), Christine Jorgensen (1926), Margaret O'Brien (1937), Carmine Appice (1946), and Ric Ocasek (1949).


Among military personnels born in United States, Joseph Hooker ranks 74Before him are Doris Miller (1919), Carl Spaatz (1891), Albert Sidney Johnston (1803), George Dewey (1837), Nelson A. Miles (1839), and Frank Serpico (1936). After him are Christine Jorgensen (1926), William D. Leahy (1875), William Guarnere (1923), Robert Anderson (1805), Eddie Slovik (1920), and J. E. B. Stuart (1833).