Boris Shaposhnikov

1882 - 1945

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Boris Mikhaylovich Shaposhnikov (Russian: Бори́с Миха́йлович Ша́пошников) (2 October [O.S. 20 September] 1882 – 26 March 1945) was a Soviet military officer, theoretician and Marshal of the Soviet Union. He served as the Chief of the General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces from 1928 to 1931 and at the start of the Second World War. Shaposhnikov was one of the foremost military theorists during the Stalin-era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Shaposhnikov has received more than 326,151 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Boris Shaposhnikov is the 312th most popular military personnel (down from 281st in 2019), the 255th most popular biography from Russia (down from 235th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Boris Shaposhnikov is most famous for his work on the Soviet Union's military industry during the 1930s. He was the head of the Red Army's artillery department and oversaw the production of weapons during World War II.

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Over the past year Boris Shaposhnikov has had the most page views in the with 151,249 views, followed by English (55,792), and Portuguese (9,085). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (150.31%), Latin (75.63%), and Catalan (62.09%)


Among military personnels, Boris Shaposhnikov ranks 312 out of 2,058Before him are Dmitry Yazov, Kurt Meyer, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Sejanus, John J. Pershing, and John Demjanjuk. After him are Fyodor Tolbukhin, Benedict Arnold, Hermann Balck, Walther Wenck, Nikolai Yudenich, and Georg von Frundsberg.

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Among people born in 1882, Boris Shaposhnikov ranks 45Before him are Bela Lugosi, Robert H. Goddard, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Nicolai Hartmann, Moritz Schlick, and Yanka Kupala. After him are Karol Szymanowski, Otto Neurath, Lluís Companys, Éamon de Valera, B. Traven, and Yusef of Morocco. Among people deceased in 1945, Boris Shaposhnikov ranks 62Before him are Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Fumimaro Konoe, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, Karl-Otto Koch, Georg Elser, and Felix Salten. After him are Kurt Knispel, Arthur Nebe, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Juana Bormann, Heinrich Wölfflin, and Odilo Globočnik.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Boris Shaposhnikov ranks 255 out of 3,761Before him are Iziaslav I of Kiev (1024), Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Pharnaces II of Pontus (-95), Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863), and Dmitry Ustinov (1908). After him are Fyodor Tolbukhin (1894), Alexander Luria (1902), Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia (1847), Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia (1891), Yevdokiya Lopukhina (1669), and Alexander Blok (1880).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Boris Shaposhnikov ranks 22Before him are Valery Gerasimov (1955), Vasily Stalin (1921), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Vasily Blyukher (1889), and Dmitry Yazov (1924). After him are Fyodor Tolbukhin (1894), Nikolai Yudenich (1862), Yermak Timofeyevich (1532), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856), Andrei Grechko (1903), and Sergei Skripal (1951).