MILITARY PERSONNEL

William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe

1729 - 1814

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William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, KB, PC (10 August 1729 – 12 July 1814) was a British Army officer who rose to become Commander-in-Chief of British land forces in the Colonies during the American War of Independence. Howe was one of three brothers who had distinguished military careers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe has received more than 801,678 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe is the 918th most popular military personnel (down from 859th in 2019), the 1,799th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,771st in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe ranks 918 out of 1,466Before him are Hans Cramer, Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder, Ulrich Graf, David Farragut, Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, and Cornelius Fuscus. After him are Hal Moore, FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, Oskar Kummetz, and Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1729, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe ranks 13Before him are Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Antonio Soler, Johann Reinhold Forster, Johann Daniel Titius, and Giuseppe Sarti. After him are Gaétan Vestris, Michael von Melas, Michał Kazimierz Ogiński, Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg, Christian Gottlob Heyne, and Anders Chydenius. Among people deceased in 1814, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe ranks 17Before him are Louis François Joseph, Prince of Conti, Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, Aleijadinho, Elbridge Gerry, and Matthew Flinders. After him are Georg Joseph Vogler, Arthur Phillip, Guillaume-Antoine Olivier, Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, and Jean Reynier.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe ranks 1,799 out of 6,924Before him are John Kerr (1824), Adam Sedgwick (1785), Dennis W. Sciama (1926), John Cleland (1709), George MacDonald (1824), and Vince Clarke (1960). After him are Joan of the Tower (1321), Edward Walter Maunder (1851), John Michell (1724), FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788), Frederick Abel (1827), and Richard Long (1945).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In United Kingdom

Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe ranks 37Before him are Arthur Percival (1887), Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717), Robert Blake (1599), John Paul Jones (1747), Harold Bride (1890), and Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder (1890). After him are FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788), J. F. C. Fuller (1878), James Wolfe (1727), David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871), Hugh Dowding (1882), and Henry Allingham (1896).