Dmitry Pavlov

1897 - 1941

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Dmitry Grigoryevich Pavlov (Russian: Дми́трий Григо́рьевич Па́влов; 4 November [O.S. 23 October] 1897 – 22 July 1941) was a Soviet general who commanded the key Soviet Western Front during the initial stage of the German invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa) in June 1941. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dmitry Pavlov has received more than 2,041 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Dmitry Pavlov is the 441st most popular military personnel (up from 515th in 2019), the 377th most popular biography from Russia (up from 441st in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Dmitry Pavlov is most famous for his experiment with dogs. Pavlov's dogs were trained to associate the ringing of a bell with food. When the bell rang, the dogs would salivate. Pavlov noticed that the dogs would also salivate when they saw the person who fed them, even if they weren't ringing a bell.

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Among military personnels, Dmitry Pavlov ranks 441 out of 1,466Before him are José Sanjurjo, Uqba ibn Nafi, Mikhail Kirponos, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Mitsuru Ushijima, and Paul von Rennenkampf. After him are Bo'orchu, Eberhard von Mackensen, Franz von Hipper, Viktor Kulikov, Conon, and Nicolas Chauvin.

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Among people born in 1897, Dmitry Pavlov ranks 53Before him are Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Patrick Blackett, Georg Wittig, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Leonid Govorov, and Virginia Henderson. After him are Tarjei Vesaas, Jiroemon Kimura, Hans Baur, Ye Jianying, Yeghishe Charents, and Sidney Bechet. Among people deceased in 1941, Dmitry Pavlov ranks 43Before him are Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Kurt Koffka, Louis Chevrolet, Mikhail Kirponos, Ludwig Quidde, and Gaetano Mosca. After him are Sisowath Monivong, Pál Teleki, Edwin S. Porter, Rudolf Hilferding, Annie Jump Cannon, and Hans Driesch.

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Among people born in Russia, Dmitry Pavlov ranks 377 out of 2,688Before him are Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882), Sergey Nechayev (1847), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Valentin Serov (1865), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), and Vasily Perov (1834). After him are Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822), Leonid Andreyev (1871), Viktor Kulikov (1921), Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), and Sergei Taneyev (1856).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Dmitry Pavlov ranks 32Before him are Andrei Grechko (1903), Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904), Leonid Govorov (1897), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), and Zinovy Rozhestvensky (1848). After him are Viktor Kulikov (1921), Roza Shanina (1924), Lauri Törni (1919), Werner Ostendorff (1903), Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), and Pavel Nakhimov (1802).