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 511,348 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Lavr Kornilov is the 169th most popular military personnel (up from 171st in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Kazakhstan (up from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Kazakhstani 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 169 out of 1,466Before him are Paul Hausser, Hans Krebs, Andrey Vlasov, Alfred von Schlieffen, Matilda of Tuscany, and August von Mackensen. After him are John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Mikhail Frunze, Paul Tibbets, Felix Steiner, Dragut, and Anton Denikin.

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Among people born in 1870, Lavr Kornilov ranks 13Before him are William G. Morgan, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Albert Fish, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Jules Bordet, and Miguel Primo de Rivera. After him are Ivan Bunin, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Karl Renner, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, and Maurice Denis. Among people deceased in 1918, Lavr Kornilov ranks 24Before him are Alexandra Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Louis Renault, Georgi Plekhanov, and César Cui. After him are Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Roland Garros, Fanny Kaplan, Edmond Rostand, Ferdinand Hodler, and Niko Pirosmani.

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Among people born in Kazakhstan, Lavr Kornilov ranks 5 out of 116Before him are Al-Farabi (872), Tomyris (-600), Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940), and Ahmad Yasawi (1103). After him are Seljuk (902), Muhammad Shaybani (1451), Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (1953), Aslan Maskhadov (1951), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946), Akhmad Kadyrov (1951), and Shoqan Walikhanov (1835).


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