Konstantin Rokossovsky

1896 - 1968

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Konstantin Konstantinovich (Xaverevich) Rokossovsky (Russian: Константин Константинович Рокоссовский; Polish: Konstanty Rokossowski; 21 December 1896 – 3 August 1968) was a Soviet and Polish officer who became Marshal of the Soviet Union, Marshal of Poland, and served as Poland's Defence Minister from 1949 until his removal in 1956 during the Polish October. He was among the most prominent Red Army commanders of World War II. Born in Warsaw under Russian rule (today in Poland), Rokossovsky served in the Imperial Russian Army during World War I. After the war he joined the Red Army and fought with great distinction during the Russian Civil War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Konstantin Rokossovsky has received more than 916,511 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Konstantin Rokossovsky is the 89th most popular military personnel (down from 82nd in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Poland (down from 41st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Konstantin Rokossovsky is most famous for his role in the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Among military personnels, Konstantin Rokossovsky ranks 89 out of 1,466Before him are George S. Patton, Alexander Suvorov, Eugène de Beauharnais, Jan Žižka, Zhao Yun, and Albert Kesselring. After him are Walther von Brauchitsch, Desmond Doss, Hephaestion, Tadeusz Kościuszko, John of Austria, and Stilicho.

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Among people born in 1896, Konstantin Rokossovsky ranks 12Before him are André Breton, Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Antonin Artaud, and Trygve Lie. After him are Klement Gottwald, Andrei Zhdanov, Oswald Mosley, Felix Steiner, Paula Hitler, and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. Among people deceased in 1968, Konstantin Rokossovsky ranks 11Before him are John Steinbeck, Padre Pio, Lise Meitner, Robert F. Kennedy, Otto Hahn, and Trygve Lie. After him are Lev Landau, Max Brod, George Gamow, Karl Barth, Georg von Küchler, and Enid Blyton.

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Among people born in Poland, Konstantin Rokossovsky ranks 49 out of 1,231Before him are Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Ernst Cassirer (1874), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), and Klaus Kinski (1926). After him are Casimir III the Great (1310), Gustav Fechner (1801), Tamara de Lempicka (1898), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Christian Wolff (1679), and Otto Stern (1888).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Konstantin Rokossovsky ranks 7Before him are Heinz Guderian (1888), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Fedor von Bock (1880), Günther von Kluge (1882), and Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916). After him are Werner von Blomberg (1878), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Anton Denikin (1872), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), and Kurt Student (1890).