Raymond A. Spruance

1886 - 1969

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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 one of the most significant naval battles that took place in the Pacific Theatre: the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He also commanded Task Force 16 at the Battle of Midway, comprising the carriers Enterprise and Hornet. At Midway, dive bombers from the Enterprise crippled two carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Kaga and the flagship Akagi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond A. Spruance has received more than 914,020 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Raymond A. Spruance is the 412th most popular military personnel (up from 487th in 2019), the 1,172nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,452nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Military Personnel.

Raymond A. Spruance was a United States Navy admiral in World War II. He is most famous for his victory in the Battle of Midway, which was a major turning point in the war in the Pacific.

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Among military personnels, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 412 out of 1,466Before him are John of Austria the Younger, Guillaume Brune, Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Kul Tigin, Leonid Govorov, and Honda Tadakatsu. After him are Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Vasily Arkhipov, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov, Levin August von Bennigsen, Cao Zhen, and Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim.

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Among people born in 1886, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 40Before him are Robert Robinson, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Paul Tillich, Franz Rosenzweig, Henri Coandă, and Mary Wigman. After him are Kurt Koffka, Archibald Hill, Marcel Dupré, Aron Nimzowitsch, Gottfried Benn, and Giovanni Battista Caproni. Among people deceased in 1969, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 39Before him are Moïse Tshombe, B. Traven, Allen Dulles, Alexandra David-Néel, Walter Christaller, and Robert Taylor. After him are Wacław Sierpiński, Eberhard von Mackensen, Vjekoslav Luburić, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, and Erika Mann.

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Among people born in United States, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 1,172 out of 15,968Before him are Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Joe Jackson (1928), George Armitage Miller (1920), Cormac McCarthy (1933), Frederick Herzberg (1923), and Harrison Schmitt (1935). After him are Will Durant (1885), Alonzo Church (1903), Joe Satriani (1956), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Elisha Otis (1811), and Carl Woese (1928).


Among military personnels born in United States, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 14Before him are Paul Tibbets (1915), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), and Richard Winters (1918). After him are Albert Pike (1809), William Westmoreland (1914), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), Doc Holliday (1851), and Creighton Abrams (1914).