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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 a Marshal of the Soviet Union, a Marshal of Poland, and served as Poland's Defence Minister from 1949 until his removal in 1956 during the Polish October. He became one of the most prominent Red Army commanders of World War II. Born in Warsaw (in present-day Poland; then part of the Russian Empire), Rokossovsky served in the Imperial Russian Army during World War I. In 1917 he joined the Red Guards and in 1918 the newly-formed Red Army; he fought with great distinction during the Russian Civil War of 1917–1922. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Konstantin Rokossovsky has received more than 1,180,615 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Konstantin Rokossovsky is the 93rd most popular military personnel (down from 89th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Russia (down from 49th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian 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 93 out of 1,468Before him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Subutai, Robert E. Lee, Albert Kesselring, John of Austria, and Desmond Doss. After him are Hephaestion, Hermann Hoth, Heinrich Müller, Vasily Chuikov, Võ Nguyên Giáp, and Robert Peary.

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Among people born in 1896, Konstantin Rokossovsky ranks 10Before him are Lev Vygotsky, Georgy Zhukov, André Breton, Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, and Roman Jakobson. After him are Antonin Artaud, Eugenio Montale, Trygve Lie, Klement Gottwald, Andrei Zhdanov, and Paula Hitler. Among people deceased in 1968, Konstantin Rokossovsky ranks 10Before him are Marcel Duchamp, Lise Meitner, Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, Otto Hahn, and Robert F. Kennedy. After him are Lev Landau, Trygve Lie, Max Brod, Georg von Küchler, Karl Barth, and George Gamow.

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Among people born in Russia, Konstantin Rokossovsky ranks 97 out of 3,262Before him are Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Feodor III of Russia (1661), and Alexander Kerensky (1881). After him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), and Vasily Chuikov (1900).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Konstantin Rokossovsky ranks 7Before him are Stanislav Petrov (1939), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Ivan Konev (1897), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), and Alexander Suvorov (1730). After him are Vasily Chuikov (1900), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), and Felix Steiner (1896).