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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 338,107 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Alexander Samsonov is the 376th most popular military personnel (up from 380th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 109th in 2019) and the 7th 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 376 out of 1,468Before him are Henri Giraud, Choe Yeong, Luigi Cadorna, Viktor Lutze, Thomas the Slav, and Bronislav Kaminski. After him are Erich Kempka, Usama ibn Zayd, Horatius Cocles, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, and Georg-Hans Reinhardt.

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Among people born in 1859, Alexander Samsonov ranks 22Before him are Alexandre Millerand, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Verner von Heidenstam, Hugo Junkers, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, and Pierre Janet. After him are Jerome K. Jerome, Venustiano Carranza, Francisco Ferrer, Bertha Pappenheim, Anna Ancher, and Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1914, Alexander Samsonov ranks 21Before him are August Macke, Maximilian von Spee, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Eduard Suess, Ambrose Bierce, and Alphonse Bertillon. After him are Georges Picquart, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Joseph Chamberlain, Joseph Swan, Alain-Fournier, and John Tenniel.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Alexander Samsonov ranks 108 out of 1,083Before him are Nikolai Tikhonov (1905), Alexander Archipenko (1887), Emil Gilels (1916), Sergei Bondarchuk (1920), Milla Jovovich (1975), and Stepan Makarov (1848). After him are Anatoliy Solovianenko (1932), Gregory Skovoroda (1722), Oleksandr Turchynov (1964), Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), Sofia Rotaru (1947), and Stanislaw Ulam (1909).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Alexander Samsonov ranks 7Before him are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Nestor Makhno (1888), John Demjanjuk (1920), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), and Ivan Paskevich (1782). After him are Roman Shukhevych (1907), Mikhail Kirponos (1892), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Alfred Redl (1864), Grigory Kulik (1890), and Pavel Batitsky (1910).