Lyudmila Pavlichenko

1916 - 1974

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Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko (Russian: Людмила Михайловна Павличенко; Ukrainian: Людмила Михайлівна Павличенко, romanized: Lyudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko, née Belova; 12 July [O.S. 29 June] 1916 – 10 October 1974) was a Soviet sniper in the Red Army during World War II. She is credited with killing 309 enemy combatants. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lyudmila Pavlichenko has received more than 3,915,635 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Lyudmila Pavlichenko is the 92nd most popular military personnel (down from 73rd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Military Personnel.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a Soviet sniper during World War II. She was most famous for her 309 confirmed kills, which is the most of any female sniper in history.

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Among military personnels, Lyudmila Pavlichenko ranks 92 out of 2,058Before her are Ivan Konev, Subutai, Erich Hartmann, Hattori Hanzō, Walther von Brauchitsch, and Hephaestion. After her are Nero Claudius Drusus, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Albert Kesselring, Heinrich Müller, Bernard Montgomery, and Wilhelm Canaris.

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Among people born in 1916, Lyudmila Pavlichenko ranks 10Before her are Kirk Douglas, Elena Ceaușescu, Roald Dahl, Gregory Peck, Francis Crick, and Aldo Moro. After her are Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Gough Whitlam, Claude Shannon, João Havelange, Ahmed Ben Bella, and Olivia de Havilland. Among people deceased in 1974, Lyudmila Pavlichenko ranks 7Before her are Charles Lindbergh, Oskar Schindler, Georgy Zhukov, Juan Perón, Georges Pompidou, and Amin al-Husseini. After her are James Chadwick, Vittorio De Sica, Pär Lagerkvist, U Thant, Baldur von Schirach, and Duke Ellington.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Lyudmila Pavlichenko ranks 29 out of 1,365Before her are Anna Akhmatova (1889), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), Leonid Kuchma (1938), Élie Metchnikoff (1845), Ludwig von Mises (1881), and Kliment Voroshilov (1881). After her are Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Edgar de Wahl (1867), Sergei Korolev (1906), Wilhelm Reich (1897), Ivan Mazepa (1639), and Moshe Sharett (1894).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Lyudmila Pavlichenko ranks 2Before her are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595). After her are Nestor Makhno (1888), Semyon Timoshenko (1895), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Roman Shukhevych (1907), John Demjanjuk (1920), Ivan Paskevich (1782), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Alexander Samsonov (1859), Mikhail Kirponos (1892), and Alfred Redl (1864).