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Filipp Golikov

1900 - 1980

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Filipp Ivanovich Golikov (Russian: Фили́пп Ива́нович Го́ликов; July 30, 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 114,413 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Filipp Golikov is the 560th most popular military personnel (up from 621st in 2019), the 483rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 527th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Filipp Golikov ranks 560 out of 1,468Before him are Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Saitō Hajime, Aegidius, Heraclius the Elder, Maarten Tromp, and Joseph Gallieni. After him are Takeichi Nishi, Nicolaus von Below, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Hisaichi Terauchi, Alexander Pokryshkin, and Gusztáv Jány.

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Among people born in 1900, Filipp Golikov ranks 69Before him are Franz Walter Stahlecker, Ignazio Silone, Agnes Moorehead, Pridi Banomyong, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin. After him are Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, Jiro Miyake, Alfred Newman, Joseph Needham, Wilhelm Rediess, and William Heinesen. Among people deceased in 1980, Filipp Golikov ranks 65Before him are Winifred Wagner, Raoul Walsh, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Patrick Depailler, Mohammad Hatta, and Ernő Gerő. After him are Yigal Allon, Tex Avery, Kazimierz Kuratowski, John Mauchly, Tôn Đức Thắng, and Hugh Griffith.

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Among people born in Russia, Filipp Golikov ranks 483 out of 3,262Before him are Daniil Kharms (1905), Werner Ostendorff (1903), Konstantin Simonov (1915), Afanasy Nikitin (1500), Olga Knipper (1868), and Aleksandr Dugin (1962). After him are Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909), Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia (1864), Pavel Milyukov (1859), Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806), Mikhail of Tver (1271), and Alexander Pokryshkin (1913).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Filipp Golikov ranks 41Before him are Roza Shanina (1924), Lauri Törni (1919), Dmitry Pozharsky (1577), Fyodor Ushakov (1745), Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov (1787), and Werner Ostendorff (1903). After him are Alexander Pokryshkin (1913), Valery Gerasimov (1955), Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), Sergey Akhromeyev (1923), Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), and Werner Kempf (1886).