Dmitry Yazov

1924 - 2020

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Dmitry Timofeyevich Yazov (Russian: Дми́трий Тимофе́евич Я́зов; 8 November 1924 – 25 February 2020) was a Marshal of the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dmitry Yazov has received more than 353,520 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Dmitry Yazov is the 271st most popular military personnel (up from 464th in 2019), the 233rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 398th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Dmitry Yazov is most famous for his role in the 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Among military personnels, Dmitry Yazov ranks 271 out of 1,466Before him are Rochus Misch, Lothar Rendulic, Federico da Montefeltro, Arthur Nebe, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, and Reinhard Gehlen. After him are Robert Nivelle, Maurice Benyovszky, Yūsuf Balasaguni, Ishida Mitsunari, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, and Bertrand du Guesclin.

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Among people born in 1924, Dmitry Yazov ranks 34Before him are Jovanka Broz, Jin Yong, Christopher Tolkien, Georges Charpak, Willard Boyle, and Kōbō Abe. After him are Ed Wood, Lee Marvin, Francisco Macías Nguema, Karmapa, Guy Williams, and Antony Hewish. Among people deceased in 2020, Dmitry Yazov ranks 43Before him are Christopher Tolkien, Nexhmije Hoxha, Rob Rensenbrink, Juliette Gréco, Jānis Lūsis, and Brian Dennehy. After him are Per Olov Enquist, John Horton Conway, Manu Dibango, Diana Rigg, Stanley Ho, and Ernesto Cardenal.

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Among people born in Russia, Dmitry Yazov ranks 233 out of 2,688Before him are Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Alexander Luria (1902), Vasily II of Moscow (1415), Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Mikhail Suslov (1902), and Viktor Vasnetsov (1848). After him are Nikolay Basov (1922), Anna Netrebko (1971), Igor Kurchatov (1903), Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia (1876), Pharnaces II of Pontus (-95), and Yevdokiya Lopukhina (1669).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Dmitry Yazov ranks 19Before him are Pyotr Bagration (1765), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Vasily Stalin (1921), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), and Vasily Blyukher (1889). After him are Yermak Timofeyevich (1532), Boris Shaposhnikov (1882), Alexander Yegorov (1883), Nikolai Yudenich (1862), Fyodor Tolbukhin (1894), and Kirill Meretskov (1897).