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Philip Sheridan

1831 - 1888

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General of the Army Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with General-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces under General Jubal Early in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched-earth tactics in the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Sheridan has received more than 1,459,534 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Philip Sheridan is the 792nd most popular military personnel (up from 794th in 2019), the 2,473rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,541st in 2019) and the 38th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Philip Sheridan ranks 792 out of 1,468Before him are Dietrich von Saucken, Karl Ernst, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, Walter Stennes, and Martin Gottfried Weiss. After him are Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, Henri Gouraud, Otto von Lossow, Gustav-Adolf von Zangen, Carmine Crocco, and Hans Cramer.

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Among people born in 1831, Philip Sheridan ranks 40Before him are George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt, Princess Helena of Nassau, Maurice de Hirsch, David Edward Hughes, and Siegfried Marcus. After him are Ankō Itosu, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, George Pullman, Ludvig Nobel, Prince August, Duke of Dalarna, and Daniele Comboni. Among people deceased in 1888, Philip Sheridan ranks 31Before him are Catherine Eddowes, Namık Kemal, Edward Lear, Princess Marie Amelie of Baden, Princess Helena of Nassau, and Charles Cros. After him are Dora d'Istria, Jean-Marie Guyau, Henri Herz, Auguste Maquet, Ludvig Nobel, and Eugène Marin Labiche.

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Among people born in United States, Philip Sheridan ranks 2,473 out of 18,182Before him are Chris Pine (1980), Peter Diamond (1940), Percy Sledge (1941), Tina Aumont (1946), Dennis Wilson (1944), and William M. Branham (1909). After him are Barbara Bain (1931), Katherine Heigl (1978), Ron Johnson (1955), Eddie Adams (1933), John de Lancie (1948), and G. W. Bailey (1944).


Among military personnels born in United States, Philip Sheridan ranks 38Before him are Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Paul Revere (1735), Doc Holliday (1851), James Bowie (1796), Henry H. Arnold (1886), and Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886). After him are Charlie Wilson (1933), George B. McClellan (1826), David Farragut (1801), Joseph E. Johnston (1807), Alexander Haig (1924), and Joseph Stilwell (1883).