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Ivan Konev

1897 - 1973

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Ivan Stepanovich Konev (Russian: Ива́н Степа́нович Ко́нев, IPA: [ɪˈvan sʲtʲɪˈpanəvʲɪtɕ ˈkonʲɪf]; 28 December [O.S. 16 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 832,645 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Ivan Konev is the 75th most popular military personnel (down from 66th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Russia (down from 78th in 2019) and the 4th 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 75 out of 1,468Before him are Seleucus I Nicator, Edward Smith, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Michel Ney, and Günther von Kluge. After him are Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Eugène de Beauharnais, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Wilhelm Canaris, Hiroo Onoda, and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette.

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Among people born in 1897, Ivan Konev ranks 8Before him are Irène Joliot-Curie, Pope Paul VI, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, Anthony Eden, and Subhas Chandra Bose. After him are Lucky Luciano, Ludwig Erhard, Wilhelm Reich, Paavo Nurmi, Georges Bataille, and Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1973, Ivan Konev ranks 12Before him are David Ben-Gurion, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, and Pearl S. Buck. After him are Hans Kelsen, İsmet İnönü, Walter Ulbricht, Ludwig von Mises, John Ford, and Abebe Bikila.

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Among people born in Russia, Ivan Konev ranks 88 out of 3,262Before him are Grigory Potemkin (1739), Michael of Russia (1596), Wilhelm Wien (1864), Alexander Borodin (1833), Alexis of Russia (1629), and Mikhail Kalinin (1875). After him are Andrei Rublev (1360), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Alexandra Kollontai (1872), and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Ivan Konev ranks 4Before him are Stanislav Petrov (1939), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), and Mikhail Kutuzov (1745). After him are Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), and Johannes Blaskowitz (1883).