Alexander Kolchak

1874 - 1920

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Alexander Vasilyevich Kolchak (Russian: Александр Васильевич Колчак; 16 November [O.S. 4 November] 1874 – 7 February 1920) was an Imperial Russian admiral, military leader and polar explorer who served in the Imperial Russian Navy and fought in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905 and the First World War. During the Russian Civil War of 1917–1922 he established an anti-communist government in Siberia — later the Provisional All-Russian Government — and became recognised as the "Supreme Leader and Commander-in-Chief of All Russian Land and Sea Forces" by the other leaders of the White movement from 1918 to 1920. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Kolchak has received more than 945,739 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Alexander Kolchak is the 1,050th most popular politician (up from 1,106th in 2019), the 118th most popular biography from Russia (up from 125th in 2019) and the 45th 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 1,050 out of 15,710Before him are Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Letizia Ramolino, Rafic Hariri, Calvin Coolidge, Leo V the Armenian, and Hua Guofeng. After him are Decebalus, Onan, Vasili III of Russia, Abū Lahab, Amadeo I of Spain, and Amin al-Husseini.

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Among people born in 1874, Alexander Kolchak ranks 15Before him are W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, Max Scheler, and Johannes Stark. After him are Talaat Pasha, Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, Carl Bosch, António Egas Moniz, and Sunjong of Korea. Among people deceased in 1920, Alexander Kolchak ranks 8Before him are Amedeo Modigliani, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Wilhelm Wundt, Peter Carl Fabergé, Eugénie de Montijo, and Robert Peary. After him are Alexander of Greece, Max Bruch, Anders Zorn, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Jeanne Hébuterne, and Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Kolchak ranks 118 out of 2,688Before him are Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Olga of Kiev (890), Mily Balakirev (1837), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Vladimir Komarov (1927), and Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792). After him are Vasili III of Russia (1479), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899), and Anatoly Dyatlov (1931).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexander Kolchak ranks 45Before him are Ivan V of Russia (1666), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Sergey Kirov (1886), Lev Kamenev (1883), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), and Feodor III of Russia (1661). After him are Vasili III of Russia (1479), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Tokhtamysh (1342), False Dmitry I (1581), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), and Dmitry Medvedev (1965).