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 975,355 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Gage is the 1,402nd most popular military personnel (down from 1,269th in 2019), the 2,995th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,805th in 2019) and the 76th most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Thomas Gage ranks 1,402 out of 1,468Before him are Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Otto von Emmich, Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt, Bazilio Olara-Okello, Alfred Keller, and Jalil Zandi. After him are Arthur MacArthur Jr., Aleksei Evert, Moe Berg, Tom Phillips, Yekaterina Zelenko, and Jonathan M. Wainwright.

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Among people born in 1719, Thomas Gage ranks 16Before him are Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp, Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, 10th Count of Aranda, Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, Pierre Poivre, Christian Mayer, and Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes. After him are Michel-Jean Sedaine, Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, and Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim. Among people deceased in 1787, Thomas Gage ranks 17Before him are Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, William Watson, Johann Karl August Musäus, Charles, Prince of Soubise, Philip II, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe, and Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Gage ranks 2,995 out of 7,765Before him are Gemma Chan (1982), Ashley Cole (1980), Capability Brown (1716), Quentin Crisp (1908), William Smith (1790), and Andrew Latimer (1949). After him are Thomas Nashe (1567), Sarah Siddons (1755), John Peckham (1227), William Wilson (1844), John Scott Haldane (1860), and Milo Yiannopoulos (1984).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Thomas Gage ranks 76Before him are Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset (1436), Edward Braddock (1695), Boston Corbett (1832), George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697), Christopher Cradock (1862), and Roy Urquhart (1901). After him are Tom Phillips (1888), John Moore (1761), Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726), Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (1724), David Stirling (1915), and George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1718).