Thomas Gage

1719 - 1787

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General Thomas Gage (10 March 1718/19 – 2 April 1787) was a British Army general officer and colonial official best known for his many years of service in North America, including his role as British commander-in-chief in the early days of the American Revolution. Being born to an aristocratic family in England, he entered military service, seeing action in the French and Indian War, where he served alongside his future opponent George Washington in the 1755 Battle of the Monongahela. After the fall of Montreal in 1760, he was named its military governor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Gage has received more than 908,924 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Thomas Gage is the 1,269th most popular military personnel (down from 1,076th in 2019), the 2,808th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,508th in 2019) and the 68th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Thomas Gage ranks 1,269 out of 1,466Before him are Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, Henri Saint Cyr, Richard O'Connor, Henri Dentz, Aleksandr Baryatinsky, and Jean-Baptiste Marchand. After him are Alfredo Astiz, Billy Bishop, Henry Clinton, Pyotr Gavrilov, James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, and Timothy Laurence.

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Among people born in 1719, Thomas Gage ranks 15Before him are Christian Mayer, Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp, Pierre Poivre, Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, Gottfried Achenwall, and Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, 10th Count of Aranda. After him are Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani and Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim. Among people deceased in 1787, Thomas Gage ranks 15Before him are Şahin Giray, Pompeo Batoni, William Watson, Charles, Prince of Soubise, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, and Johann Karl August Musäus.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Gage ranks 2,808 out of 6,924Before him are John Neville (1925), Sydney Chapman (1888), Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694), Phil Campbell (1961), George Graham (1673), and N. E. Brown (1849). After him are Shane MacGowan (1957), Sam Claflin (1986), Donald Adamson (1939), Anne Hutchinson (1591), Harry Styles (1994), and William Lawes (1602).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Thomas Gage ranks 68Before him are Boston Corbett (1832), Henry Maitland Wilson (1881), Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (1880), John Byng (1704), Tom Phillips (1888), and Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset (1436). After him are James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797), Timothy Laurence (1955), James Somerville (1882), George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1718), Lawrence Oates (1880), and John Moore (1761).