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 251,026 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Alexander Samsonov is the 380th most popular military personnel (up from 419th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 131st 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 380 out of 1,466Before him are Jean-Baptiste Bessières, Omar Pasha, Maximilian von Spee, Yonatan Netanyahu, Erich Kempka, and Osman Nuri Pasha. After him are Hermann Balck, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Reinhard Scheer, Georg von Frundsberg, and Zhang He.

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Among people born in 1859, Alexander Samsonov ranks 24Before him are Verner von Heidenstam, Jerome K. Jerome, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Pierre Janet, Hugo Junkers, and Bertha Pappenheim. After him are Venustiano Carranza, Francisco Ferrer, Anna Ancher, Francesc Macià, Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov. Among people deceased in 1914, Alexander Samsonov ranks 23Before him are Ismail Gaspirali, Eduard Suess, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Alphonse Bertillon, Joseph Swan, and Maximilian von Spee. After him are Alfred Thayer Mahan, Charles Péguy, Alain-Fournier, Theodor Kittelsen, Joseph Chamberlain, and John Tenniel.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Alexander Samsonov ranks 109 out of 913Before him are Emil Gilels (1916), Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), Anatoly Lunacharsky (1875), Ivan Paskevich (1782), Isaac Stern (1920), and Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki (1640). After him are Milla Jovovich (1975), Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801), Adolph Joffe (1883), Stepan Makarov (1848), Petro Poroshenko (1965), and Yevgeny Primakov (1929).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Alexander Samsonov ranks 7Before him are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Nestor Makhno (1888), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Mamai (1335), and Ivan Paskevich (1782). After him are Mikhail Kirponos (1892), Alfred Redl (1864), Roman Shukhevych (1907), Kirill Moskalenko (1902), Grigory Kulik (1890), and Yevgeny Khaldei (1917).