Paul Revere

1735 - 1818

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Paul Revere (; December 21, 1734 O.S. (January 1, 1735 N.S.) – May 10, 1818) was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, Sons of Liberty member and Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1861 poem, "Paul Revere's Ride". At age 41, Revere was a prosperous, established and prominent Boston silversmith. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Revere has received more than 4,490,912 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Paul Revere is the 576th most popular military personnel (up from 583rd in 2019), the 1,797th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,753rd in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Paul Revere ranks 576 out of 1,466Before him are Dietrich von Saucken, James Bowie, Husband E. Kimmel, Gusztáv Jány, Surena, and Demosthenes. After him are Ludwig von Benedek, Yevgeny Khaldei, Minamoto no Yoshinaka, Erich Fellgiebel, Lazare Hoche, and Henri de la Rochejaquelein.

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Among people born in 1735, Paul Revere ranks 8Before him are John Adams, Crown Prince Sado, François Christophe de Kellermann, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne, and Torbern Bergman. After him are Caspar Friedrich Wolff, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, and Joseph Ducreux. Among people deceased in 1818, Paul Revere ranks 14Before him are Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Matthew Lewis, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, and Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon. After him are Heinrich Füger, Abigail Adams, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Caspar Wessel, Warren Hastings, and Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Revere ranks 1,797 out of 15,968Before him are Carmine Coppola (1910), Isamu Noguchi (1904), Richard Serra (1939), Irving Penn (1917), Marie Laveau (1801), and Jenna Jameson (1974). After him are Jim Henson (1936), Richard Jenkins (1947), Anna May Wong (1905), Alfred G. Gilman (1941), Dan Inosanto (1936), and Andie MacDowell (1958).


Among military personnels born in United States, Paul Revere ranks 26Before him are Creighton Abrams (1914), Benedict Arnold (1741), Stonewall Jackson (1824), Chris Kyle (1974), James Bowie (1796), and Husband E. Kimmel (1882). After him are Charles Sweeney (1919), Mark W. Clark (1896), Abner Doubleday (1819), Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), and Charlie Wilson (1933).