Leslie Groves

1896 - 1970

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Leslie Richard Groves Jr. (17 August 1896 – 13 July 1970) was a United States Army Corps of Engineers officer who oversaw the construction of the Pentagon and directed the Manhattan Project, a top secret research project that developed the atomic bomb during World War II. The son of a U.S. Army chaplain, Groves lived at various Army posts during his childhood. In 1918, he graduated fourth in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned into the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leslie Groves has received more than 3,047,513 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Leslie Groves is the 15th most popular engineer (up from 64th in 2019), the 447th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,552nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Engineer.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.37

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Over the past year Leslie Groves has had the most page views in the with 1,952,472 views, followed by Russian (163,084), and French (160,007). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Dutch (1,565.32%), Italian (1,418.01%), and Polish (951.63%)


Among engineers, Leslie Groves ranks 15 out of 389Before him are Sergei Korolev, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Umberto Nobile, André Citroën, Otto Lilienthal, and Alexei Kosygin. After him are Anatoly Dyatlov, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Fritz Todt, José Echegaray, Hans Albert Einstein, and Jack Kilby.

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Among people born in 1896, Leslie Groves ranks 17Before him are Konstantin Rokossovsky, Antonin Artaud, Trygve Lie, Klement Gottwald, Gerty Cori, and Andrei Zhdanov. After him are Milena Jesenská, Felix Steiner, Dziga Vertov, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Eugenio Montale, and Oswald Mosley. Among people deceased in 1970, Leslie Groves ranks 23Before him are Peter II of Yugoslavia, Édouard Daladier, Paul Celan, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Rudolf Carnap, and Semyon Timoshenko. After him are C. V. Raman, Eric Berne, Jochen Rindt, Andrey Yeryomenko, Napoleon Hill, and Vladimir Propp.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leslie Groves ranks 447 out of 20,380Before him are Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Jack Kerouac (1922), Dennis Hopper (1936), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Herbert A. Simon (1916), and Edward Hopper (1882). After him are Lauren Bacall (1924), Bernie Madoff (1938), O. J. Simpson (1947), George Herbert Mead (1863), Robert Johnson (1911), and Viggo Mortensen (1958).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Leslie Groves ranks 2Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856). After him are Jack Kilby (1923), Howard H. Aiken (1900), Vannevar Bush (1890), Henry Gantt (1861), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Jack Swigert (1931), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), J. Walter Christie (1865), Joseph Strauss (1870), and Eugene Stoner (1922).