Lyudmila Pavlichenko

1916 - 1974

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Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko, (Russian: Людми́ла Миха́йловна Павличе́нко; Ukrainian: Людмила Михайлівна Павличенко, née Belova; 12 July [O.S. 30 May] 1916 – 10 October 1974) was a Soviet sniper in the Red Army during World War II, who was credited with 309 confirmed deaths, making her the most successful female sniper in recorded history.Pavlichenko was called "Lady Death" for her ability with a sniper rifle. She served in the Red Army during the siege of Odessa and the siege of Sevastopol, during the early stages of the fighting on the Eastern Front. After she was injured in battle by a mortar shell, she was evacuated to Moscow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lyudmila Pavlichenko has received more than 2,848,107 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Lyudmila Pavlichenko is the 78th most popular military personnel (up from 101st in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 36th 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 78 out of 1,466Before her are Wilhelm Canaris, Andrea Doria, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Mikhail Tukhachevsky. After her are Michel Ney, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Erich Hartmann, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, George S. Patton, and Alexander Suvorov.

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Among people born in 1916, Lyudmila Pavlichenko ranks 9Before her are Olivia de Havilland, Roald Dahl, Gregory Peck, Francis Crick, Elena Ceaușescu, and Hans-Ulrich Rudel. After her are Harold Wilson, Aldo Moro, Hans Eysenck, Claude Shannon, Ahmed Ben Bella, and Herbert A. Simon. Among people deceased in 1974, Lyudmila Pavlichenko ranks 7Before her are Charles Lindbergh, Oskar Schindler, Georgy Zhukov, Georges Pompidou, Juan Perón, and James Chadwick. After her are Vittorio De Sica, Pär Lagerkvist, Amin al-Husseini, Baldur von Schirach, U Thant, and Rudolf Dassler.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Lyudmila Pavlichenko ranks 19 out of 913Before her are Hafsa Sultan (1479), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Élie Metchnikoff (1845), and Andrei Chikatilo (1936). After her are Anna Akhmatova (1889), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Sergei Korolev (1906), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), and Ivan Aivazovsky (1817).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Lyudmila Pavlichenko ranks 2Before her are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595). After her are Nestor Makhno (1888), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Mamai (1335), Ivan Paskevich (1782), Alexander Samsonov (1859), Mikhail Kirponos (1892), Alfred Redl (1864), Roman Shukhevych (1907), Kirill Moskalenko (1902), and Grigory Kulik (1890).