John Shalikashvili

1936 - 2011

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John Malchase David Shalikashvili (Georgian: ჯონ მალხაზ დავით შალიკაშვილი, IPA: [ʃalikʼaʃvili]; June 27, 1936 – July 23, 2011) was a United States Army general who served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 1992 to 1993 and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1993 to 1997. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, in the family of émigré Georgian officer Dimitri Shalikashvili and his Polish wife Maria Rüdiger-Belyaeva. In 1996, he was the first recipient of the Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award.Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born man to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Shalikashvili has received more than 281,735 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). John Shalikashvili is the 1,340th most popular military personnel (down from 1,104th in 2019), the 821st most popular biography from Poland (down from 674th in 2019) and the 61st most popular Polish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, John Shalikashvili ranks 1,340 out of 1,466Before him are John Pope, Vladimir Tributs, Mundus, Frederick Browning, Robert L. Eichelberger, and Stephen Decatur. After him are Harry Crerar, Constantine Angelos, Harold Rainsford Stark, Irvin McDowell, Márcio Melo, and Guo Boxiong.

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Among people born in 1936, John Shalikashvili ranks 329Before him are Evelyn Fox Keller, Dave Charlton, Salvador Reyes Monteón, Carlos Mota Pinto, Hal Greer, and Anton Allemann. After him are Lazarus Salii, Théodore-Adrien Sarr, C. Gordon Fullerton, Pen Sovan, Mary Travers, and Georg Sterzinsky. Among people deceased in 2011, John Shalikashvili ranks 271Before him are Gil Scott-Heron, Agustín García-Gasco Vicente, Milton Babbitt, Aldo Clementi, Geraldine Ferraro, and Joe Morello. After him are Bob Benny, Leonid Abalkin, Gonzalo Rojas, Mario Echandi Jiménez, Willy De Clercq, and Georg Sterzinsky.

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Among people born in Poland, John Shalikashvili ranks 821 out of 1,231Before him are Harry Winter (1914), Ellen Schwiers (1930), Władysław Żeleński (1837), Otto Toeplitz (1881), Hertha Sponer (1895), and Aleksander Skrzyński (1882). After him are Marek Belka (1952), Heinrich Caro (1834), Fritz Stern (1926), Jan T. Gross (1947), Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska (1957), and Georg Sterzinsky (1936).


Among military personnels born in Poland, John Shalikashvili ranks 61Before him are Ryszard Kukliński (1930), Alfred Saalwächter (1883), Stefan Rowecki (1895), Aleksander Zawadzki (1899), Remus von Woyrsch (1847), and Walter Krueger (1881). After him are Hyman G. Rickover (1900) and Franciszek Gągor (1951).