Lavr Kornilov

1870 - 1918

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Lavr Georgiyevich Kornilov (Russian: Лавр Гео́ргиевич Корни́лов, IPA: [ˈlavr ɡʲɪˈorɡʲɪjɪvʲɪtɕ kɐrˈnʲiləf]; 30 August [O.S. 18 August] 1870 – 13 April 1918) was a Russian military intelligence officer, explorer, and general in the Imperial Russian Army during World War I and the ensuing Russian Civil War. Kornilov was of Siberian Cossack origin. Today he is best remembered for the Kornilov Affair, an unsuccessful endeavor in August/September 1917 that was intended to strengthen Alexander Kerensky's Provisional Government, but which led to Kerensky eventually having Kornilov arrested and charged with attempting a coup d'état, and ultimately undermined Kerensky's rule.Kornilov escaped from jail in November 1917 and subsequently became the military commander of the anti-Bolshevik Volunteer Army which took the charge of anti-Bolshevik opposition in the south of Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lavr Kornilov has received more than 547,162 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 47 in 2019). Lavr Kornilov is the 202nd most popular military personnel (down from 169th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Kazakhstan (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Military Personnel.

Lavr kornilov was a Russian general who led the Kornilov Affair, an attempted coup d'état against the Russian Provisional Government in 1917.

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Among military personnels, Lavr Kornilov ranks 202 out of 1,468Before him are Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Gotthard Heinrici, Josip Jelačić, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Sun Jian, and Zhou Yu. After him are Wilhelm Mohnke, Maxime Weygand, Alfred von Tirpitz, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Giovanni Giustiniani, and Sun Ce.

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Among people born in 1870, Lavr Kornilov ranks 14Before him are Jules Bordet, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Fish, William G. Morgan, Miguel Primo de Rivera, and Louis II, Prince of Monaco. After him are Karl Renner, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Ivan Bunin, Clara Immerwahr, Gustav Bauer, and Josef Hoffmann. Among people deceased in 1918, Lavr Kornilov ranks 26Before him are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Louis Renault, Georgi Plekhanov, Roland Garros, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, and César Cui. After him are Niko Pirosmani, Ferdinand Hodler, Fanny Kaplan, Edmond Rostand, Paul Vidal de La Blache, and Frederick Trump.

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Among people born in Kazakhstan, Lavr Kornilov ranks 7 out of 154Before him are Tomyris (-600), Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940), Baibars (1223), Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (1953), Ahmad Yasawi (1103), and Seljuk (902). After him are Akhmad Kadyrov (1951), Aslan Maskhadov (1951), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946), Shoqan Walikhanov (1835), and Ablai Khan (1711).


Among military personnels born in Kazakhstan, Lavr Kornilov ranks 1After him are Manshuk Mametova (1922), Khiuaz Dospanova (1922), and Nina Lobkovskaya (1925).