Aleksei Brusilov

1853 - 1926

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Aleksei Alekseyevich Brusilov (Russian: Алексе́й Алексе́евич Бруси́лов, romanized: Alekséj Alekséevič Brusílov; 31 August [O.S. 19 August] 1853 – 17 March 1926) was a Russian and later Soviet general most noted for the development of new offensive tactics used in the 1916 Brusilov Offensive, which was his greatest achievement. The innovative and relatively successful tactics used were later copied by the Germans. Born into the aristocracy to a father who was also a general, Brusilov trained as a cavalry officer, but by 1914 he realized that cavalry was obsolete in the new style of warfare because of its vulnerability to machine gun and artillery. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aleksei Brusilov has received more than 420,986 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Aleksei Brusilov is the 178th most popular military personnel (down from 159th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 11th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Military Personnel.

Aleksei Brusilov was a Russian general who is most famous for his offensive in 1916.

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Among military personnels, Aleksei Brusilov ranks 178 out of 1,468Before him are Oskar Dirlewanger, Akechi Mitsuhide, Johannes Blaskowitz, Djemal Pasha, Matilda of Tuscany, and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. After him are Felix Steiner, Walther von Reichenau, Syagrius, Draža Mihailović, Anton Denikin, and Wilhelm List.

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Among people born in 1853, Aleksei Brusilov ranks 10Before him are Wilhelm Ostwald, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Larsson, Chulalongkorn, and Albrecht Kossel. After him are José Martí, Vladimir Solovyov, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Ferdinand Hodler, Errico Malatesta, and Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1926, Aleksei Brusilov ranks 17Before him are Mary Cassatt, Emil Kraepelin, Sunjong of Korea, Gertrude Bell, Rudolph Valentino, and Symon Petliura. After him are Louise of Sweden, Margherita of Savoy, John Browning, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Nikola Pašić, and Karl Harrer.

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Among people born in Georgia, Aleksei Brusilov ranks 15 out of 342Before him are Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Nona Gaprindashvili (1941), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Tigran Petrosian (1929), David IV of Georgia (1073), and Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939). After him are Sergei Parajanov (1924), Niko Pirosmani (1862), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), and Sergei Witte (1849).


Among military personnels born in Georgia, Aleksei Brusilov ranks 2Before him are Pyotr Bagration (1765). After him are Meliton Kantaria (1920), Kakutsa Cholokashvili (1888), Abu Omar al-Shishani (1986), and Zaza Gogava (1971).