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Leslie Groves

1896 - 1970

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Lieutenant General 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 U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leslie Groves has received more than 1,183,260 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Leslie Groves is the 67th most popular engineer (up from 69th in 2019), the 1,552nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,465th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Engineer.

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Among engineers, Leslie Groves ranks 67 out of 323Before him are Marcello Gandini, Valentin Glushko, Lu Ban, Masaru Ibuka, Viktor Bryukhanov, and Hans Kammler. After him are Jimmy Doolittle, Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt, Paul Cornu, Marcel Dassault, Ross Brawn, and Henry Royce.

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Among people born in 1896, Leslie Groves ranks 54Before him are André Masson, Paulino Alcántara, Elsa Triolet, Mamie Eisenhower, Nikolay Semyonov, and Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse. After him are Ida Noddack, Jimmy Doolittle, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Julien Duvivier, Norodom Suramarit, and Aleksei Antonov. Among people deceased in 1970, Leslie Groves ranks 56Before him are Barnett Newman, Jean Giono, Elsa Triolet, Maud Lewis, Pedro Cea, and Erich Heckel. After him are Marie-Pierre Kœnig, Elyesa Bazna, Nikolay Shvernik, Toshio Iwatani, Alfred Newman, and Michael Balint.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leslie Groves ranks 1,552 out of 18,182Before him are Matt LeBlanc (1967), James McKeen Cattell (1860), Michelle Phillips (1944), Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Poul Anderson (1926), and Paul L. Modrich (1946). After him are Kim Carnes (1945), Lisa Ann (1972), Tony Shalhoub (1953), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), and George Whipple (1878).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Leslie Groves ranks 5Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Jack Kilby (1923), Howard H. Aiken (1900), and Henry Gantt (1861). After him are Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Jack Swigert (1931), Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), J. Walter Christie (1865), Eugene Stoner (1922), and Kelly Johnson (1910).