Reginald Dyer

1864 - 1927

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Colonel Reginald Edward Harry Dyer, CB (9 October 1864 – 23 July 1927) was an officer of the Bengal Army and later the newly constituted Indian Army. His military career began serving briefly in the regular British Army before transferring to serve with the Presidency armies of India. As a temporary brigadier-general he was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on 13 April 1919 in Amritsar (in the province of Punjab). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reginald Dyer has received more than 1,103,830 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Reginald Dyer is the 1,395th most popular military personnel (down from 1,154th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 71st in 2019) and the most popular Pakistani Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Reginald Dyer ranks 1,395 out of 1,466Before him are A. P. Hill, Mohammad Ali Jafari, Chesty Puller, Lyman Lemnitzer, John F. Reynolds, and Gilad Shalit. After him are Issam Zahreddine, Sam Manekshaw, Earl Van Dorn, Albert Ball, Joseph Dunford, and Martin Dempsey.

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Among people born in 1864, Reginald Dyer ranks 130Before him are Alfred John Keene, Alice Tegnér, Alice Davenport, Willoughby Hamilton, Arthur Smith Woodward, and Antonín Sova. After him are Frances Benjamin Johnston, Frank Chapman, Alexandre Levy, George Hillyard, Emil Kellenberger, and Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet. Among people deceased in 1927, Reginald Dyer ranks 110Before him are Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, Émile Coste, Harald Hansen, Manuel Gondra, Samuel Garman, and Max Weiss. After him are Feliciano Viera, Leonard Wood, Harry Johnston, and Sybil Bauer.

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Among people born in Pakistan, Reginald Dyer ranks 75 out of 158Before him are Bahlul Lodi (1406), Muhammad Khan Junejo (1932), Manoj Kumar (1937), Margaret Lockwood (1916), Birbal Sahni (1891), and Yousaf Raza Gillani (1952). After him are Muhammad Mian Soomro (1950), Amrita Singh (1958), Noor Jehan (1926), Shahid Khan (1950), Muhammad Zafarullah Khan (1893), and Khushwant Singh (1915).


Among military personnels born in Pakistan, Reginald Dyer ranks 1After him are Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (1952).