Ivor Thord-Gray

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Birthday
17, 1878
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Death Date
Aug 18, 1964 (86)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1878
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Death Date
Aug 18, 1964 (86)

About

Swedish-born adventurer who joined the Cape Mounted Rifles in South Africa and participated in the Mexican Revolution.

Before Fame

He was an ethnologist and linguist by trade and joined the Swedish Merchant Marine in 1893 as a means of exploring the world.

Trivia

He served in Asia as part of the U.S. Foreign Legion and later commanded Pancho Villa's artillery troops during the Mexican Revolution.

Family Life

He was born in Stockholm and grew up in an academic family; his youngest brother was an archaeologist.

Associated With

He joined Pancho Villa's rebel army and eventually attained the rank of Chief of Staff of the Mexican Army.