Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr.

1886 - 1945

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Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. ( SY-mən BOL-i-vər BUK-nər; July 18, 1886 – June 18, 1945) was a lieutenant general in the United States Army during World War II who served in the Pacific Theater. As commanding general of Alaska Defense Command, Buckner commanded American-Canadian forces in the Aleutian Islands campaign, including the Battle of Attu and the Kiska Expedition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. has received more than 808,551 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. is the 950th most popular military personnel (down from 792nd in 2019), the 2,727th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,430th in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. ranks 950 out of 2,058Before him are Juliusz Rómmel, Adelbert Schulz, Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, Anatoly Stessel, Hermann Breith, and George Meade. After him are Winrich von Kniprode, Shurahbil ibn Hasana, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Ilmari Juutilainen, Hans von Obstfelder, and Jack Churchill.

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Among people born in 1886, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. ranks 99Before him are Anandyn Amar, Marthe Bibesco, Rudolf Schmidt, Stefania Wilczyńska, Salvador de Madariaga, and Ernst Robert Curtius. After him are Hans von Obstfelder, Princess Patricia of Connaught, Helen Parkhurst, Muhamed Mehmedbašić, Ğabdulla Tuqay, and Gheorghe Tătărescu. Among people deceased in 1945, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. ranks 159Before him are Jambyl Jabayev, Vilém Mathesius, Sigmund Rascher, John Basilone, Alla Nazimova, and Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley. After him are Prince Kan'in Kotohito, Nikolai Berzarin, Eduard Wirths, Jacques Doriot, Richard Thomalla, and Matome Ugaki.

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Among people born in United States, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. ranks 2,727 out of 20,380Before him are John Havlicek (1940), Claire Lee Chennault (1890), Nichelle Nichols (1932), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Joey DeMaio (1954), and Billy Drago (1945). After him are Ronald Lauder (1944), Perry King (1948), J. P. Guilford (1897), Bobby McFerrin (1950), Aldrich Ames (1941), and Michael Nouri (1945).


Among military personnels born in United States, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. ranks 45Before him are Joseph Stilwell (1883), Matthew Ridgway (1895), John C. Woods (1911), Monte Melkonian (1957), John Basilone (1916), and Philip Sheridan (1831). After him are Chris Kyle (1974), Charles Robert Jenkins (1940), Carl Brashear (1931), George Dewey (1837), Walton Walker (1889), and Ernest King (1878).