Alexander Kolchak

1874 - 1920

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Alexander Vasilyevich Kolchak (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Колча́к; 16 November [O.S. 4 November] 1874 – 7 February 1920) was a Russian admiral, military leader and polar explorer who held the title of Supreme Ruler of Russia from 1918 to 1920 during the Russian Civil War, though his actual control over Russian territory was limited. Previously, he served in the Imperial Russian Navy and fought in the Russo-Japanese War and World War I. Early in the civil war, Kolchak briefly served as the minister of war and navy in the Provisional All-Russian Government until a November 1918 coup saw him installed as leader and all authority was transferred to his own government. His authority was eventually recognized by the other leaders of the White movement, and he served as its principal leader, although Anton Denikin enjoyed more power than Kolchak. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Kolchak has received more than 1,440,688 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Alexander Kolchak is the 1,004th most popular politician (up from 1,174th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from Russia (up from 131st in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Russian Politician.

Alexander Kolchak was a Russian admiral and leader of the anti-communist White Army during the Russian Civil War. He was appointed as the Supreme Ruler of Russia by the White Army in 1918, but was overthrown by the Red Army in 1920.

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Among politicians, Alexander Kolchak ranks 1,004 out of 19,576Before him are Queen Seondeok of Silla, Leonid Kravchuk, Constans II, Andronikos II Palaiologos, Manuel II Palaiologos, and Pietro Badoglio. After him are Isaac II Angelos, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Asa of Judah, Humayun, and Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

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Among people born in 1874, Alexander Kolchak ranks 14Before him are Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, Johannes Stark, Max Scheler, Edward Thorndike, and Gertrude Stein. After him are António Egas Moniz, Carl Bosch, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Sunjong of Korea, Nikolai Berdyaev, and G. K. Chesterton. Among people deceased in 1920, Alexander Kolchak ranks 8Before him are Amedeo Modigliani, Wilhelm Wundt, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Peter Carl Fabergé, Eugénie de Montijo, and Anders Zorn. After him are Alexander of Greece, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Robert Peary, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Max Bruch, and Jeanne Hébuterne.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Kolchak ranks 113 out of 3,761Before him are Sergey Lavrov (1950), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Boris Spassky (1937), and Grigory Potemkin (1739). After him are Olga of Kiev (890), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Sergey Kirov (1886), and Mikhail Bakhtin (1895).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexander Kolchak ranks 43Before him are Lev Kamenev (1883), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Tokhtamysh (1342), Sergey Lavrov (1950), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), and Grigory Potemkin (1739). After him are Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Sergey Kirov (1886), Feodor III of Russia (1661), False Dmitry I (1581), and Vasili IV of Russia (1552).