Raymond A. Spruance

1886 - 1969

Raymond A. Spruance

Raymond Ames Spruance (July 3, 1886 – December 13, 1969) was a United States Navy admiral during World War II. He commanded U.S. naval forces during two of the most significant naval battles that took place in the Pacific Theatre: the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. At Midway, Spruance scored the first major victory for the United States over Japan; most historians consider Midway the turning point of the Pacific War.Official Navy historian Samuel Eliot Morison characterized Spruance's performance as "superb", and said that he "emerged from this battle one of the greatest admirals in American naval history".Spruance was nicknamed "electric brain" for his calmness even in moments of supreme crisis, a reputation enhanced by his successful tactics at Midway. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond A. Spruance has received more than 664,523 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 485th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 487 out of 1,194Before him are Nogi Maresuke, Wei Qing, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, and Max Immelmann. After him are Alfred von Waldersee, Joseph Gallieni, Woodes Rogers, Zhuge Jin, Oenomaus, and Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell.

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Among people born in 1886, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 50Before him are Vittorio Pozzo, Gottfried Benn, Tsuguharu Foujita, Karl Korsch, Frank Lloyd, and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Raoul Hausmann, Rex Stout, Willem Drees, Henry King, Jisaburō Ozawa, and Amédée Ozenfant. Among people deceased in 1969, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 42Before him are Alexandra David-Néel, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Moïse Tshombe, Vjekoslav Luburić, Robert Taylor, and Walter Christaller. After him are Li Zongren, Leo McCarey, Zakir Husain, Lucien Bianchi, Erika Mann, and Vito Genovese.

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Among people born in United States, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 1,452 out of 12,171Before him are Rodney King (1965), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Paul L. Modrich (1946), William Lipscomb (1919), Sol LeWitt (1928), and Marshall Rosenberg (1934). After him are Edward Albee (1928), Donna Leon (1942), Beyoncé (1981), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Martha Gellhorn (1908), and George Armitage Miller (1920).


Among military personnels born in United States, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 18Before him are Richard Winters (1918), Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Benedict Arnold (1741), William Westmoreland (1914), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934). After him are Abner Doubleday (1819), Creighton Abrams (1914), Stonewall Jackson (1824), Charles Sweeney (1919), Chris Kyle (1974), and Paul Revere (1735).

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