William Calley

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William Laws Calley Jr. (born June 8, 1943) is a former United States Army officer and war criminal convicted by court-martial for the premeditated killings of 200-400 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the Mỹ Lai massacre on March 16, 1968, during the Vietnam War. Calley was released to house arrest under orders by President Richard Nixon three days after his conviction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Calley has received more than 2,462,262 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. William Calley is the 1,097th most popular military personnel (down from 1,085th in 2019), the 3,771st most popular biography from United States (up from 4,552nd in 2019) and the 57th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, William Calley ranks 1,097 out of 1,466Before him are Prince Frederick of Württemberg, Ōtomo no Otomaro, Hydarnes II, Franz Bäke, Katō Yoshiaki, and Abdul Haris Nasution. After him are Jean-Étienne Championnet, Saad el-Shazly, Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg, August Karl von Goeben, Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, and Angelo Iachino.

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Among people born in 1943, William Calley ranks 233Before him are Gary Burton, Christine McVie, Eva Joly, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Angelo Bagnasco, and Nasr Abu Zayd. After him are Roberto Micheletti, Tuesday Weld, Akinori Nakayama, Tim Hunt, Valerie Perrine, and James Turrell.

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Among people born in United States, William Calley ranks 3,771 out of 15,968Before him are William Kaelin Jr. (1957), Julie London (1926), L. L. Langstroth (1810), Pete Rose (1941), Joe Johnston (1950), and Edward S. Curtis (1868). After him are Lainie Kazan (1940), Norma Talmadge (1894), Pink Anderson (1900), David Harbour (1975), Daniel Stern (1957), and Charles Brockden Brown (1771).


Among military personnels born in United States, William Calley ranks 57Before him are Wesley Clark (1944), Kit Carson (1809), Herman Kahn (1922), David Petraeus (1952), Lucius D. Clay (1898), and Holland Smith (1882). After him are Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887), Alvin York (1887), Marc Mitscher (1887), Anthony McAuliffe (1898), James M. Gavin (1907), and Courtney Hodges (1887).