Miles Dempsey

1896 - 1969

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General Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey, (15 December 1896 – 6 June 1969) was a senior British Army officer who served in both world wars. As a junior officer, he fought in France during the First World War, where he was wounded, and served throughout the difficult interwar period, travelling to various corners of the globe. During the Second World War he had a close relationship with Bernard Montgomery and commanded the 13th Brigade in France in 1940, and spent the next two years training troops in England, before commanding XIII Corps for the invasions of Sicily and Italy in 1943. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miles Dempsey has received more than 251,902 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Miles Dempsey is the 1,348th most popular military personnel (down from 1,148th in 2019), the 3,427th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,338th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Miles Dempsey ranks 1,348 out of 1,466Before him are Constantine Angelos, Harold Rainsford Stark, Irvin McDowell, Márcio Melo, Guo Boxiong, and Bazilio Olara-Okello. After him are Jacob L. Devers, Moe Berg, Aurélio de Lira Tavares, Franz Sigel, Sergey Gritsevets, and Hossein Salami.

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Among people born in 1896, Miles Dempsey ranks 176Before him are Jaromír Weinberger, Louis Bromfield, Frederick Browning, Hermann Jónasson, William Cameron Menzies, and Rafael Garza Gutiérrez. After him are Nikolai Tikhonov, Eric Backman, Frank Loomis, Gunnar Lindström, Sofya Yanovskaya, and Kim Iryeop. Among people deceased in 1969, Miles Dempsey ranks 149Before him are Rafael Osuna, Mildred Davis, Margarita Xirgu, Enrique Peñaranda, Skip James, and Manuel Plaza. After him are Frederick Lane, Moisés Solana, Albert Hill, Stratis Myrivilis, Vilho Väisälä, and Stijn Streuvels.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Miles Dempsey ranks 3,427 out of 6,924Before him are Jimmy McGrory (1904), Mischa Barton (1986), Anna Massey (1937), Arthur Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede (1871), Michael Grant (1914), and W. V. D. Hodge (1903). After him are Murray Walker (1923), Matthew Macfadyen (1974), Johnny Marr (1963), Peter Mullan (1959), Lily James (1989), and Michael Crawford (1942).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Miles Dempsey ranks 82Before him are Charles Warren (1840), David Stirling (1915), Charles Lee (1731), Christopher Cradock (1862), Roy Urquhart (1901), and Frederick Browning (1896). After him are Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer (1857), John André (1750), Dudley Pound (1877), Oliver Leese (1894), William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim (1891), and Arnold Jackson (1891).