P. G. T. Beauregard

1818 - 1893

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Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard (May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893) was a Confederate general officer who started the American Civil War by leading the attack on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Today, he is commonly referred to as P. G. T. Beauregard, but he rarely used his first name as an adult. He signed correspondence as G. T. Beauregard. Trained in military and civil engineering at the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of P. G. T. Beauregard has received more than 1,298,092 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). P. G. T. Beauregard is the 725th most popular military personnel (up from 789th in 2019), the 2,286th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,557th in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, P. G. T. Beauregard ranks 725 out of 1,466Before him are Wilhelm Schepmann, Heinrich Bär, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., Jarosław Dąbrowski, Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, and Yasuji Okamura. After him are Joseph Boxhall, Matthew Ridgway, Paddy Roy Bates, Yekaterina Budanova, Gordon Gollob, and William Iron Arm.

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Among people born in 1818, P. G. T. Beauregard ranks 41Before him are Francesco Crispi, Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin, Maria Mitchell, Emil du Bois-Reymond, and Marie of Saxe-Altenburg. After him are Antonio Bazzini, Louis Gerhard De Geer, Franciscus Donders, Gustave Aimard, Eduard Totleben, and Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville. Among people deceased in 1893, P. G. T. Beauregard ranks 22Before him are Heinrich Göbel, Alfredo Catalani, Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria, Abner Doubleday, Ford Madox Brown, and Leland Stanford. After him are Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma, George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, José Zorrilla, Ferenc Erkel, and Jacob Moleschott.

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Among people born in United States, P. G. T. Beauregard ranks 2,286 out of 15,968Before him are Jay Rockefeller (1937), Henry Draper (1837), Vic Morrow (1929), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), George Wallace (1919), and Ellen Barkin (1954). After him are Eddie Fisher (1928), Karen Carpenter (1950), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Van Heflin (1908), Carolyn Jones (1930), and Olympia Dukakis (1931).


Among military personnels born in United States, P. G. T. Beauregard ranks 34Before him are Mark W. Clark (1896), Abner Doubleday (1819), Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Charlie Wilson (1933), and Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886). After him are Matthew Ridgway (1895), William Halsey Jr. (1882), Joseph Stilwell (1883), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Philip Sheridan (1831), and Alexander Haig (1924).