Aleksandr Vasilevsky

1895 - 1977

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Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky (Russian: Александр Михайлович Василевский) (30 September 1895 – 5 December 1977) was a Russian 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 523,911 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Aleksandr Vasilevsky is the 143rd most popular military personnel (up from 148th in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 140th in 2019) and the 8th 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 143 out of 1,466Before him are George Armstrong Custer, Axel von Fersen the Younger, André Masséna, Antipater, Miloš Obilić, and Chūichi Nagumo. After him are Mardonius, Hermann Fegelein, Djemal Pasha, Ernst Busch, Erwin von Witzleben, and Helmuth Weidling.

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Among people born in 1895, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 23Before him are Amin al-Husseini, Paul Éluard, Semyon Timoshenko, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Folke Bernadotte, and Wilm Hosenfeld. After him are Sergei Yesenin, Henrik Dam, Dolores Ibárruri, Zog I of Albania, Anastas Mikoyan, and Machine Gun Kelly. Among people deceased in 1977, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 13Before him are Roberto Rossellini, René Goscinny, Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, and Alexey Stakhanov. After him are Makarios III, Kurt Schuschnigg, Anaïs Nin, Howard Hawks, Ernst Bloch, and Bing Crosby.

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Among people born in Russia, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 142 out of 2,688Before him are Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Feodor II of Russia (1589), and Ivan Goncharov (1812). After him are Sergei Yesenin (1895), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), El Lissitzky (1890), Walther Funk (1890), Semyon Budyonny (1883), and Alexander Glazunov (1865).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 8Before him are Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Ivan Konev (1897), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Alexander Suvorov (1730), and Vasily Chuikov (1900). After him are Semyon Budyonny (1883), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Felix Steiner (1896), Pyotr Bagration (1765), and Gotthard Heinrici (1886).