Alexander Samsonov

1859 - 1914

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Aleksandr Vasilyevich Samsonov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Самсо́нов, tr. Aleksándr Vasíl’evič Samsónov; 14 November [O.S. 2 November] 1859 – 30 August [O.S. 17 August] 1914) was a career officer in the cavalry of the Imperial Russian Army and a general during the Russo-Japanese War and World War I. He was the commander of the Russian Second Army which was surrounded and defeated by the German Eighth Army in the Battle of Tannenberg, one of the early battles of World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Samsonov has received more than 345,355 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Alexander Samsonov is the 398th most popular military personnel (down from 376th in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 108th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Ukrainian Military Personnel.

Alexander Samsonov was a Russian general who led the Second Siberian Army Corps to the capture of Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.

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Among military personnels, Alexander Samsonov ranks 398 out of 2,058Before him are Bronislav Kaminski, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Gan Ning, Li Mu, Sanada Yukimura, and Choe Yeong. After him are Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Günther Rall, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Ikrima ibn Abi Jahl, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, and La Hire.

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Among people born in 1859, Alexander Samsonov ranks 23Before him are Alexandre Millerand, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Jerome K. Jerome, Pierre Janet, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, and Hugo Junkers. After him are Anna Ancher, Venustiano Carranza, Francisco Ferrer, Bertha Pappenheim, Pavel Milyukov, and Francesc Macià. Among people deceased in 1914, Alexander Samsonov ranks 21Before him are August Weismann, August Macke, Georges Picquart, Eduard Suess, Ambrose Bierce, and Maximilian von Spee. After him are Alphonse Bertillon, Charles Péguy, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Alain-Fournier, Empress Shōken, and Joseph Chamberlain.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Alexander Samsonov ranks 129 out of 1,365Before him are Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), Vladimir Arnold (1937), Emil Gilels (1916), Anatoly Lunacharsky (1875), Nikolai Tikhonov (1905), and Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050). After him are Georgy Gapon (1870), Semion Mogilevich (1946), Roald Hoffmann (1937), Anastasia of Kiev (1023), Mikhail Kirponos (1892), and Sviatoslav II of Kiev (1027).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Alexander Samsonov ranks 10Before him are Semyon Timoshenko (1895), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Roman Shukhevych (1907), John Demjanjuk (1920), Ivan Paskevich (1782), and Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895). After him are Mikhail Kirponos (1892), Alfred Redl (1864), Yevhen Konovalets (1891), Andriy Melnyk (1890), Sigismund Korybut (1395), and Pavel Batitsky (1910).