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Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet

1864 - 1922

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Field Marshal Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Baronet, (5 May 1864 – 22 June 1922) was one of the most senior British Army staff officers of the First World War and was briefly an Irish unionist politician. Wilson served as Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley, and then as Director of Military Operations at the War Office, in which post he played a vital role in drawing up plans to deploy an Expeditionary Force to France in the event of war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet has received more than 392,203 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet is the 1,588th most popular military personnel (down from 1,419th in 2019), the 306th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 265th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Irish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet ranks 1,588 out of 1,468Before him are Andy McNab, Richard H. Anderson, Earl Van Dorn, Frederick E. Morgan, Sterling Price, and Redvers Buller. After him are George Rogers Clark, Polad Hashimov, Franciszek Gągor, Thomas Blamey, Aytaç Yalman, and Nathaniel Lyon.

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Among people born in 1864, Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet ranks 157Before him are Rukhmabai, Charles Marion Russell, Emil Kellenberger, Frank Chapman, Frances Benjamin Johnston, and Anna Haava. After him are Banjo Paterson, Jakob Jakobsen, and Jessie Ralph. Among people deceased in 1922, Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet ranks 119Before him are Cathal Brugha, Pál Simon, Lyman Abbott, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, Liberato Marcial Rojas, and Henry Lawson. After him are Tullio Bozza, Erskine Childers, Lillian Russell, and John Butler Yeats.

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Among people born in Ireland, Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet ranks 306 out of 501Before him are Charlie McGettigan (1950), Joshua Pim (1869), William Hobson (1792), Desmond Connell (1926), Barry Keoghan (1992), and Richard Mulcahy (1886). After him are Niall Horan (1993), Frances Power Cobbe (1822), George Salmon (1819), John Joly (1857), Roddy Doyle (1958), and Robert Emmet (1778).


Among military personnels born in Ireland, Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet ranks 9Before him are William Brown (1777), Richard Montgomery (1738), George Browne (1698), Alan Cunningham (1887), Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833), and Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough (1779).