Nathanael Greene

1742 - 1786

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Major-General Nathanael Greene (August 7, [O.S. July 27] 1742 – June 19, 1786) was an American military officer and planter who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He emerged from the war with a reputation as one of George Washington's most talented and dependable officers, and is known for his successful command in the Southern theater of the conflict. Born into a prosperous Quaker family in Warwick, Rhode Island, Greene became active in the colonial opposition to British revenue policies in the early 1770s and helped establish the Kentish Guards, a state militia unit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nathanael Greene has received more than 1,670,917 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Nathanael Greene is the 1,505th most popular military personnel (down from 1,418th in 2019), the 4,537th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,409th in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Over the past year Nathanael Greene has had the most page views in the with 186,895 views, followed by Russian (5,676), and German (5,258). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are German (52.36%), Catalan (31.82%), and Simple English (31.46%)


Among military personnels, Nathanael Greene ranks 1,505 out of 2,058Before him are Abu Ali al-Anbari, Xie Lingyun, Krystyna Skarbek, William Guarnere, Ivan Gudovich, and Georges Mouton. After him are Félix Rodríguez, Alfonso Cano, Franz Bäke, Pavel Kurochkin, Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, and Bernhard Rogge.

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Among people born in 1742, Nathanael Greene ranks 17Before him are François Laurent d'Arlandes, Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart, Ignaz von Born, Charlotte von Stein, Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard, and Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper. After him are Pōmare I, Johan Herman Wessel, Anders Jahan Retzius, Joseph Brant, Félix de Azara, and David Bushnell. Among people deceased in 1786, Nathanael Greene ranks 18Before him are Hans Joachim von Zieten, Pierre Poivre, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Bernardo de Gálvez, Thomas Wright, and Princess Amelia of Great Britain. After him are Princess Ernestine of Saxe-Weimar, Gustaf Lundberg, Jean-Étienne Guettard, Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch, John Byron, and Gaspar de Portolá.

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Among people born in United States, Nathanael Greene ranks 4,537 out of 20,380Before him are Kim Stanley Robinson (1952), Dorothy Gibson (1889), John Tate (1925), Jubal Early (1816), Clyde Tolson (1900), and Crawford Long (1815). After him are Donald Barthelme (1931), Howard Pyle (1853), Cotton Mather (1663), Holly Marie Combs (1973), Augustine Washington (1694), and Broderick Crawford (1911).


Among military personnels born in United States, Nathanael Greene ranks 74Before him are James Longstreet (1821), Walter Short (1880), Hugh Thompson Jr. (1943), Thomas C. Kinkaid (1888), James M. Gavin (1907), and William Guarnere (1923). After him are Alvin York (1887), Courtney Hodges (1887), Braxton Bragg (1817), Herman Kahn (1922), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), and Benjamin Briggs (1835).