MILITARY PERSONNEL

Meliton Kantaria

1920 - 1993

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Meliton Varlamis dze Kantaria or Kantariya (Georgian: მელიტონ ქანთარია, Russian: Мелитон Варламович Кантария; 5 October 1920 – 27 December 1993) was a Georgian sergeant of the Soviet Army credited with having hoisted a Soviet flag over the Reichstag on 30 April 1945, together with Mikhail Yegorov and Aleksey Berest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meliton Kantaria has received more than 114,263 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Meliton Kantaria is the 789th most popular military personnel (down from 734th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Georgia (down from 56th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Georgian Military Personnel.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Meliton Kantaria ranks 789 out of 1,466Before him are Alexander Marinesko, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Hans von Obstfelder, Rudolf Schmundt, Edward Vernon, and Max Simon. After him are Henry H. Arnold, Chabrias, Jack Churchill, Khalil al-Wazir, Philip Sheridan, and Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1920, Meliton Kantaria ranks 123Before him are Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, James Doohan, Eva Dahlbeck, Henrietta Lacks, and Miguel Delibes. After him are Heinz Kessler, Thomas Szasz, Stan Ockers, Martine Carol, Zhou Xuan, and Alexander Arutiunian. Among people deceased in 1993, Meliton Kantaria ranks 76Before him are John Connally, Salah Jadid, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, Tofiq Bahramov, and Pierre Bérégovoy. After him are Rahmon Nabiyev, René Pleven, Marian Anderson, Józef Czapski, József Antall, and John Tuzo Wilson.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Meliton Kantaria ranks 63 out of 292Before him are George IV of Georgia (1191), Nikolay Chkheidze (1864), Anna of Trebizond (1350), Akim Tamiroff (1899), Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko (1858), and Władysław Raczkiewicz (1885). After him are Giorgi Saakadze (1570), Qaitbay (1416), Vladislav Ardzinba (1945), Bagrat IV of Georgia (1018), Irakli Tsereteli (1881), and David VI of Georgia (1225).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Georgia

Among military personnels born in Georgia, Meliton Kantaria ranks 2Before him are Aleksei Brusilov (1853). After him are Abu Omar al-Shishani (1986).