Stonewall Jackson

1824 - 1863

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Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) served as a Confederate general (1861–1863) during the American Civil War, and became one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee. Jackson played a prominent role in nearly all military engagements in the Eastern Theater of the war until his death, and had a key part in winning many significant battles. Born in what was then part of Virginia (in present-day West Virginia), Jackson received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in the class of 1846. He served in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stonewall Jackson has received more than 4,741,896 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Stonewall Jackson is the 560th most popular military personnel (down from 514th in 2019), the 1,685th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,548th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Stonewall Jackson ranks 560 out of 1,466Before him are Aleksei Antonov, Shunroku Hata, Wei Qing, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Ivan Panfilov, and Kenji Doihara. After him are Heraclius the Elder, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Mitsuo Fuchida, Chris Kyle, Alexander Pokryshkin, and Iphicrates.

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Among people born in 1824, Stonewall Jackson ranks 19Before him are Marie Duplessis, Carl Reinecke, Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, William Walker, William Huggins, and Princess Sophie of the Netherlands. After him are Ludwig Büchner, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Tokugawa Iesada, Peter Cornelius, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, and Dayananda Saraswati. Among people deceased in 1863, Stonewall Jackson ranks 13Before him are Horace Vernet, Sa'id of Egypt, Jakob Steiner, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Christian Friedrich Hebbel, and Natalia Pushkina. After him are Franz Xaver Gruber, Sam Houston, Dost Mohammad Khan, Radama II, Archduke Maximilian of Austria-Este, and Lalla Fatma N'Soumer.

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Among people born in United States, Stonewall Jackson ranks 1,685 out of 15,968Before him are Stanley Tucci (1960), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Joan Rivers (1933), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), Lester Young (1909), and Annie Oakley (1860). After him are Buddy Guy (1936), Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960), Sondra Locke (1944), Melinda Gates (1964), Isaac Hayes (1942), and Karl Guthe Jansky (1905).


Among military personnels born in United States, Stonewall Jackson ranks 22Before him are William Westmoreland (1914), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), Doc Holliday (1851), Creighton Abrams (1914), and Benedict Arnold (1741). After him are Chris Kyle (1974), James Bowie (1796), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), Paul Revere (1735), Charles Sweeney (1919), and Mark W. Clark (1896).