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Aleksandr Vasilevsky

1895 - 1977

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Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Василе́вский) (30 September 1895 – 5 December 1977) was a Soviet career-officer in the Red Army who attained the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1943. He served as the Chief of the General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces (1942-1945) and Deputy Minister of Defense during World War II, and as Minister of Defense from 1949 to 1953. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aleksandr Vasilevsky has received more than 631,413 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Aleksandr Vasilevsky is the 135th most popular military personnel (up from 143rd in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from Russia (up from 142nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Aleksandr Vasilevsky was a Soviet Field Marshal who is most famous for leading the Red Army to victory in the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II.

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Among military personnels, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 135 out of 1,468Before him are André Masséna, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Hermann Fegelein, August von Mackensen, Pancho Villa, and Hasdrubal Barca. After him are Louis, Grand Condé, Dong Zhuo, Miloš Obilić, Chester W. Nimitz, Jean Lannes, and Saigō Takamori.

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Among people born in 1895, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 22Before him are Semyon Timoshenko, Amin al-Husseini, Paul Hindemith, Paul Éluard, Dolores Ibárruri, and Zog I of Albania. After him are Henrik Dam, Sergei Yesenin, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Babe Ruth, Gerhard Domagk, and Anastas Mikoyan. Among people deceased in 1977, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 12Before him are Anthony Eden, Roberto Rossellini, Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, and René Goscinny. After him are Joan Crawford, Makarios III, Anaïs Nin, Alexey Stakhanov, Kurt Schuschnigg, and Ernst Bloch.

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Among people born in Russia, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 134 out of 3,262Before him are Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Alexei Rykov (1881), Alexander Kolchak (1874), and Mikhail Botvinnik (1911). After him are Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Mily Balakirev (1837), Felix Yusupov (1887), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), and Sergei Yesenin (1895).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 9Before him are Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Ivan Konev (1897), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), and Vasily Chuikov (1900). After him are Semyon Budyonny (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Felix Steiner (1896), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), and Nikolai Vatutin (1901).