Filipp Golikov

1900 - 1980

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Filipp Ivanovich Golikov (Russian: Филипп Иванович Голиков; July 2 [O.S. July 15] 1900 – July 29, 1980) was a Soviet military commander. As chief of the GRU (Main Intelligence Directorate), he is best known for failing to take seriously the abundant intelligence about Nazi Germany's plans for an invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, either because he did not believe them or because Joseph Stalin did not want to hear them. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Filipp Golikov has received more than 125,957 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Filipp Golikov is the 571st most popular military personnel (down from 569th in 2019), the 481st most popular biography from Russia and the 43rd most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Filipp Golikov ranks 571 out of 2,058Before him are Raymond A. Spruance, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Oghul Qaimish, and Otto Kumm. After him are Georg Stumme, Woodes Rogers, Zhou Tai, Zhuge Jin, Rüdiger von der Goltz, and William Tecumseh Sherman.

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Among people born in 1900, Filipp Golikov ranks 60Before him are Pridi Banomyong, Evald Aav, Werner Haase, Mária Telkes, Rudolf Diels, and Helen Hayes. After him are Ignazio Silone, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Franz Walter Stahlecker, Robert Siodmak, Aaron Copland, and Karin Boye. Among people deceased in 1980, Filipp Golikov ranks 64Before him are Kazimierz Kuratowski, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Tôn Đức Thắng, Ian Curtis, Heinz Linge, and Ludwig Guttmann. After him are Nadezhda Mandelstam, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Seretse Khama, Winifred Wagner, Hugh Griffith, and Tex Avery.

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Among people born in Russia, Filipp Golikov ranks 481 out of 3,761Before him are Nikolai Kardashev (1932), Mikhail Chigorin (1850), Yuri Lotman (1922), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Vasily Surikov (1848), and Sergey Mikhalkov (1913). After him are Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899), Edith Södergran (1892), Vladimir Bekhterev (1857), Prince Albert of Prussia (1809), Olga Knipper (1868), and Valentin Pavlov (1937).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Filipp Golikov ranks 43Before him are Fyodor Ushakov (1745), Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), Dmitry Pavlov (1897), Dmitry Utkin (1970), Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov (1787), and Dmitry Pozharsky (1577). After him are Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), Lauri Törni (1919), Mikhail Skobelev (1843), Sergey Biryuzov (1904), and Werner Ostendorff (1903).