Ivan Konev

1897 - 1973

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Ivan Stepanovich Konev (Russian: Ива́н Степа́нович Ко́нев; 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 683,505 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Ivan Konev is the 66th most popular military personnel (up from 92nd in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Russia (up from 99th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 66 out of 1,466Before him are Hamilcar Barca, Mikhail Kutuzov, Günther von Kluge, Charles X Gustav of Sweden, Seleucus I Nicator, and Edward Smith. After him are Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Stanislav Petrov, Ferdinand Foch, Hattori Hanzō, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, and Wilhelm Canaris.

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Among people born in 1897, Ivan Konev ranks 7Before him are Joseph Goebbels, Pope Paul VI, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, Irène Joliot-Curie, and Anthony Eden. After him are Lucky Luciano, Wilhelm Reich, Paavo Nurmi, Ludwig Erhard, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Norbert Elias. Among people deceased in 1973, Ivan Konev ranks 13Before him are Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, Pearl S. Buck, and Henri Charrière. After him are Abebe Bikila, Walter Ulbricht, Max Horkheimer, Ludwig von Mises, İsmet İnönü, and Paavo Nurmi.

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Among people born in Russia, Ivan Konev ranks 78 out of 2,688Before him are Andrei Rublev (1360), Peter Carl Fabergé (1846), Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (1904), Roman Jakobson (1896), Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), and Alexander Scriabin (1871). After him are Stanislav Petrov (1939), Michael of Russia (1596), Wilhelm Wien (1864), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Mikhail Glinka (1804), and Alexandra Kollontai (1872).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Ivan Konev ranks 3Before him are Vasily Zaitsev (1915) and Mikhail Kutuzov (1745). After him are Stanislav Petrov (1939), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), and Felix Steiner (1896).