Andrey Vlasov

1901 - 1946

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Andrey Andreyevich Vlasov (Russian: Андрéй Андрéевич Влáсов, September 14 [O.S. September 1] 1901 – August 1, 1946) was a Russian Red Army general. During World War II, he fought in the Battle of Moscow and later was captured attempting to lift the siege of Leningrad. After being captured, he defected to Nazi Germany and headed the Russian Liberation Army (Russkaya osvoboditel'naya armiya (ROA)). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrey Vlasov has received more than 508,036 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Andrey Vlasov is the 165th most popular military personnel (up from 216th in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Russia (up from 185th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Andrey Vlasov is most famous for being the first person to walk in space.

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Among military personnels, Andrey Vlasov ranks 165 out of 1,466. Before him are Aleksei Brusilov, Sun Jian, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Draža Mihailović, Paul Hausser, and Hans Krebs. After him are Alfred von Schlieffen, Matilda of Tuscany, August von Mackensen, Lavr Kornilov, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, and Mikhail Frunze.

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Among people born in 1901, Andrey Vlasov ranks 28Before him are Princess Märtha of Sweden, Margaret Mead, Joaquín Rodrigo, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Max Euwe, and Simon Kuznets. After him are Milton H. Erickson, Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Jean Dubuffet, and Carl Barks. Among people deceased in 1946, Andrey Vlasov ranks 23Before him are Gerhart Hauptmann, Werner von Blomberg, Fritz Sauckel, Karl Haushofer, Gertrude Stein, and Draža Mihailović. After him are Ananda Mahidol, Ferenc Szálasi, László Moholy-Nagy, Manuel de Falla, Amon Göth, and Kurt Daluege.

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Among people born in Russia, Andrey Vlasov ranks 154 out of 2,688. Before him are Alexander Glazunov (1865), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Stenka Razin (1630), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), and Pavel Cherenkov (1904). After him are Alexei Rykov (1881), Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Dmitry Donskoy (1350), Alexei Kosygin (1904), and Genrikh Yagoda (1891).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Andrey Vlasov ranks 11Before him are Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), and Johannes Blaskowitz (1883). After him are Felix Steiner (1896), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Vasily Stalin (1921), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), and Gerhard Barkhorn (1919).