Alexey Maresyev

1916 - 2001

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Aleksey Petrovich Maresyev (Russian: Алексей Петрович Маресьев; 20 May 1916 – 18 May 2001) was a Soviet and Russian military pilot who became a Soviet fighter ace during World War II despite becoming a double amputee. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexey Maresyev has received more than 80,726 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexey Maresyev is the 1,065th most popular military personnel (down from 861st in 2019), the 899th most popular biography from Russia (down from 747th in 2019) and the 84th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alexey Maresyev ranks 1,065 out of 2,058Before him are Mehmed II Giray, Walton Walker, Maria Bochkareva, Hermann Priess, Lamachus, and Walter Krüger. After him are Harukichi Hyakutake, Tettius Julianus, Callicratidas, Olivier V de Clisson, Ernest King, and Lucius Flavius Silva.

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Among people born in 1916, Alexey Maresyev ranks 107Before him are M. S. Subbulakshmi, Chiang Fang-liang, Lung Chien, Yekaterina Budanova, Ivo Lola Ribar, and Zail Singh. After him are Edmundo Suárez, Ugo Locatelli, Helmut Gröttrup, Erik Nilsson, Penelope Fitzgerald, and Amha Selassie. Among people deceased in 2001, Alexey Maresyev ranks 95Before him are Hiroshi Teshigahara, Mauro Bolognini, Kristina Söderbaum, Mortimer J. Adler, Renato Carosone, and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. After him are Stefan Heym, Beate Uhse-Rotermund, Ken Tyrrell, Alexei Tupolev, Isao Inokuma, and Sergej Kraigher.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexey Maresyev ranks 899 out of 3,761Before him are Lazar Berman (1930), Maria Bochkareva (1889), Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov (1870), Prince Constantine Constantinovich of Russia (1891), Sergey Belyavsky (1883), and Andrey Myagkov (1938). After him are Arkady Rotenberg (1951), Grigori Aleksandrov (1903), George Maximilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg (1852), Nikolai Korotkov (1874), Andrey Kurbsky (1528), and Edgar Froese (1944).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Alexey Maresyev ranks 84Before him are Semyon Bogdanov (1894), Ivan Yefimovich Petrov (1896), Yekaterina Budanova (1916), Walter Krupinski (1920), Semyon Kurkotkin (1917), and Maria Bochkareva (1889). After him are Aleksandr Dvornikov (1961), Pavel Rotmistrov (1901), Franz Moritz von Lacy (1725), Nadezhda Durova (1783), Pavel Grachev (1948), and Semyon Krivoshein (1899).