Ivan Konev

1897 - 1973

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Ivan Stepanovich Konev (Russian: Ива́н Степа́нович Ко́нев, IPA: [ɪˈvan sʲtʲɪˈpanəvʲɪtɕ ˈkonʲɪf]; 28 December 1897 – 21 May 1973) was a Soviet general and Marshal of the Soviet Union who led Red Army forces on the Eastern Front during World War II, responsible for taking much of Axis-occupied Eastern Europe. Born to a peasant family, Konev was conscripted into the Imperial Russian Army in 1916 and fought in World War I. In 1919, he joined the Bolsheviks and served in the Red Army during the Russian Civil War. After graduating from Frunze Military Academy in 1926, Konev gradually rose through the ranks of the Soviet military. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Konev has received more than 1,056,703 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Ivan Konev is the 86th most popular military personnel (down from 77th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Russia (down from 88th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Ivan Konev was a Soviet military commander who led the Red Army to victory in World War II. He is most famous for his victory in the Battle of Berlin in 1945.

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Among military personnels, Ivan Konev ranks 86 out of 2,058Before him are Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Abu Muslim, Qasem Soleimani, Yi Sun-sin, and Võ Nguyên Giáp. After him are Subutai, Erich Hartmann, Hattori Hanzō, Walther von Brauchitsch, Hephaestion, and Lyudmila Pavlichenko.

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Among people born in 1897, Ivan Konev ranks 9Before him are Pope Paul VI, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, Anthony Eden, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Ludwig Erhard. After him are Paavo Nurmi, Wilhelm Reich, Lucky Luciano, Georges Bataille, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, and Louis Aragon. Among people deceased in 1973, Ivan Konev ranks 16Before him are Fulgencio Batista, Abebe Bikila, Hans Kelsen, İsmet İnönü, Walter Ulbricht, and J. Hans D. Jensen. After him are Ludwig von Mises, John Ford, Paavo Nurmi, Pearl S. Buck, Henri Charrière, and Max Horkheimer.

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Among people born in Russia, Ivan Konev ranks 97 out of 3,761Before him are Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), Alexis of Russia (1629), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), and Ivan VI of Russia (1740). After him are Alexander Glazunov (1865), Lev Kamenev (1883), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Alexander Alekhine (1892), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Ivan Konev ranks 6Before him are Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Yevgeny Prigozhin (1961), and Alexander Suvorov (1730). After him are Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), and Felix Steiner (1896).