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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 1,105,124 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Alexander Kolchak is the 1,186th most popular politician (down from 1,049th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 118th in 2019) and the 54th 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 1,186 out of 15,577Before him are Decebalus, Jeongjong of Joseon, Galeazzo Ciano, Antiochus I Soter, Jefferson Davis, and Alexei Rykov. After him are Vajiralongkorn, Brennus, Samo, Conrad IV of Germany, Emperor Wen of Sui, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Kolchak ranks 132 out of 3,262Before him are Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), and Alexei Rykov (1881). After him are Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Mily Balakirev (1837), Felix Yusupov (1887), and Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexander Kolchak ranks 54Before him are Tokhtamysh (1342), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Feodor II of Russia (1589), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), and Alexei Rykov (1881). After him are Felix Yusupov (1887), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Walther Funk (1890), Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), and Genrikh Yagoda (1891).