Johan Laidoner

1884 - 1953

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Johan Laidoner (12 February [O.S. 31 January] 1884 – 13 March 1953) was an Estonian kindral (general) and statesman. He served as Commander‑in‑Chief of the Estonian Armed Forces during the Estonian War of Independence and was among the most influential people in Estonian history between the world wars. Born in Viiratsi, Governorate of Livonia, Laidoner joined the Imperial Russian Army in 1901 and fought in World War I. Following the October Revolution, he commanded the Estonian national units of the Russian army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan Laidoner has received more than 79,725 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Johan Laidoner is the 623rd most popular military personnel (down from 519th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Estonia (down from 25th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Estonian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Johan Laidoner ranks 623 out of 1,466Before him are Adolf Heusinger, Xu Da, Sadao Araki, Mad Mike Hoare, Filipp Golikov, and Adolf Strauss. After him are Wilhelm Rediess, Georg Stumme, Abner Doubleday, Israel Tal, Ion Mihai Pacepa, and Dominique Vandamme.

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Among people born in 1884, Johan Laidoner ranks 58Before him are Wilhelm Backhaus, Henri Cornet, Corrado Gini, Béla Balázs, Halide Edib Adıvar, and Empress Teimei. After him are Princess Helen of Serbia, Drastamat Kanayan, Alexander Belyaev, Mikhail Borodin, Eugène Tisserant, and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Among people deceased in 1953, Johan Laidoner ranks 45Before him are Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, Wilhelm Stuckart, Hank Williams, Sergei Winogradsky, Moïse Kisling, and Otto Meissner. After him are Noe Zhordania, Bill Tilden, Jacques Thibaud, Nobutake Kondō, Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, and René Fonck.

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Among people born in Estonia, Johan Laidoner ranks 27 out of 276Before him are Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), Jakob von Uexküll (1864), Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803), Neeme Järvi (1937), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), and Otto von Kotzebue (1787). After him are Ernst Öpik (1893), Lydia Koidula (1843), Michael Sittow (1459), Georg Wilhelm Richmann (1711), Otto Wilhelm von Struve (1819), and Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven (1914).


Among military personnels born in Estonia, Johan Laidoner ranks 3Before him are Paul von Rennenkampf (1854) and Otto von Kotzebue (1787). After him are Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven (1914), Alfons Rebane (1908), and Arnold Meri (1919).