Omar Bradley

1893 - 1981

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Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was a senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II, rising to the rank of General of the Army. He was the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and oversaw the U.S. military's policy-making in the Korean War. Born in Randolph County, Missouri, he worked as a boilermaker before entering the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated from the academy in 1915 alongside Dwight D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Omar Bradley has received more than 4,484,316 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Omar Bradley is the 261st most popular military personnel (up from 272nd in 2019), the 686th most popular biography from United States (up from 722nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Military Personnel.

Omar Bradley was a five-star general in the United States Army. He is most famous for being a part of the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.

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Among military personnels, Omar Bradley ranks 261 out of 2,058Before him are Ivan Bagramyan, Otto Günsche, Otto Liman von Sanders, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Craterus, and Hasdrubal Barca. After him are Baiju, Zhang Liao, Nikolai Vatutin, Erwin von Witzleben, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, and Pedro de Alvarado.

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Among people born in 1893, Omar Bradley ranks 23Before him are Harold Lloyd, Palmiro Togliatti, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Karl Mannheim, Albert Szent-Györgyi, and Paramahansa Yogananda. After him are Prajadhipok, Hattie McDaniel, George Grosz, Harold Urey, Damdin Sükhbaatar, and Hermann Balck. Among people deceased in 1981, Omar Bradley ranks 19Before him are Hans Adolf Krebs, Odd Hassel, Eugenio Montale, Béla Guttmann, René Clair, and Joe Louis. After him are Harold Urey, Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Marcel Breuer, William Saroyan, Samuel Barber, and A. J. Cronin.

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Among people born in United States, Omar Bradley ranks 686 out of 20,380Before him are John Browning (1855), F. Murray Abraham (1939), Chris Isaak (1956), Jane Russell (1921), Bill Cosby (1937), and Lana Turner (1921). After him are Joseph Barbera (1911), George Kennedy (1925), David Bohm (1992), Irwin Shaw (1913), Burgess Meredith (1907), and Ray Liotta (1954).


Among military personnels born in United States, Omar Bradley ranks 10Before him are Robert Peary (1856), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Paul Tibbets (1915), George Armstrong Custer (1839), Albert Pike (1809), and Matthew C. Perry (1794). After him are John J. Pershing (1860), Benedict Arnold (1741), Richard Winters (1918), Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Charles Sweeney (1919), and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934).