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Alexey Maresyev

1916 - 2001

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Aleksey Petrovich Maresyev (Russian: Алексей Петрович Маресьев; 5 May 1916 – 19 May 2001) was a 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 77,704 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Alexey Maresyev is the 849th most popular military personnel (down from 831st in 2019), the 750th most popular biography from Russia (down from 710th in 2019) and the 68th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alexey Maresyev ranks 849 out of 1,468Before him are Hermann von François, Peter Lacy, Pierre Dupont de l'Étang, Helmut Lent, Abu Bakr ibn Umar, and David Farragut. After him are Gainas, Janko Bobetko, Joseph E. Johnston, Hans von Salmuth, Otto Wöhler, and Paik Sun-yup.

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Among people born in 1916, Alexey Maresyev ranks 93Before him are Hubert Maga, José Manuel Moreno, Mika Špiljak, Julio César Turbay Ayala, Hilary Koprowski, and James Herriot. After him are Chiang Fang-liang, Chiang Wei-kuo, Betty Grable, Amha Selassie, Vladimir Demikhov, and Zein Al-Sharaf Talal. Among people deceased in 2001, Alexey Maresyev ranks 78Before him are Luis Carniglia, Gloria Foster, Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen, Nikos Sampson, Marcos Pérez Jiménez, and Isao Inokuma. After him are Mohamed Atta, Katharine Graham, Mirza Delibašić, Beate Uhse-Rotermund, Jaroslav Drobný, and Renato Carosone.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexey Maresyev ranks 750 out of 3,262Before him are Yuriy Yekhanurov (1948), Sergei Lyapunov (1859), Dokka Umarov (1964), Volin (1882), Vyacheslav von Plehve (1846), and Alexander Lebed (1950). After him are Mikhail Ulyanov (1927), Yelena Isinbayeva (1982), Vladimir Minorsky (1877), Vasily of Kostroma (1241), Eugene Botkin (1865), and Mikhail Kasyanov (1957).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Alexey Maresyev ranks 68Before him are Dietrich von Saucken (1892), Vasili Mitrokhin (1922), Mikhail Miloradovich (1771), Yakov Pavlov (1917), Nikolai Berzarin (1904), and Ivan Yefimovich Petrov (1896). After him are Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov (1777), Semyon Kurkotkin (1917), Pavel Rotmistrov (1901), Maria Bochkareva (1889), Franz Moritz von Lacy (1725), and Mitrofan Nedelin (1902).