Jan Karol Chodkiewicz

1560 - 1621

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Jan Karol Chodkiewicz (Lithuanian: Jonas Karolis Chodkevičius; c.1561 – 24 September 1621) was a military commander of the Grand Ducal Lithuanian Army, who was from 1601 Field Hetman of Lithuania, and from 1605 Grand Hetman of Lithuania. He was one of the most prominent noblemen and military commanders of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth of his era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Karol Chodkiewicz has received more than 117,300 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Jan Karol Chodkiewicz is the 477th most popular military personnel (down from 425th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 30th in 2019) and the most popular Lithuanian Military Personnel.

Jan Karol Chodkiewicz is most famous for his victory over the Swedish army at the Battle of Kircholm in 1605.

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Among military personnels, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz ranks 477 out of 1,466Before him are Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, Harpagus, Heinz Harmel, Oghul Qaimish, and Jan Pieterszoon Coen. After him are Tamara Bunke, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, Heinz Lammerding, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., and Imru' al-Qais.

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Among people born in 1560, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz ranks 7Before him are Elizabeth Báthory, Annibale Carracci, Thomas Harriot, Jacobus Arminius, Thomas Cavendish, and Anton Praetorius. After him are Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Gaspard Bauhin, Christian I, Elector of Saxony, Juan Sánchez Cotán, Marco Antonio de Dominis, and Felice Anerio. Among people deceased in 1621, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz ranks 9Before him are Robert Bellarmine, Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, Thomas Harriot, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Michael Praetorius. After him are Cristofano Allori, Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania, Johann Arndt, Antoine de Montchrestien, Ambrosius Bosschaert, and Catherine Stenbock.

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Among people born in Lithuania, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz ranks 31 out of 235Before him are Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander (1799), Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), Wilfrid Voynich (1865), Sigismund Kęstutaitis (1365), and Isaac Levitan (1860). After him are Leo Jogiches (1867), Andrew Schally (1926), Aaron Klug (1926), Gabriel Narutowicz (1865), Jacques Lipchitz (1891), and Alexander Berkman (1870).


Among military personnels born in Lithuania, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz ranks 1After him are Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz (1883), Ieronim Uborevich (1896), Maciej Sulkiewicz (1865), and Yakov Smushkevich (1902).