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 141,090 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Meliton Kantaria is the 650th most popular military personnel (up from 789th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Georgia (up from 63rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Military Personnel.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Meliton Kantaria ranks 650 out of 1,468Before him are Sergey Biryuzov, Sadao Araki, Henri Gatien Bertrand, Matthew Ridgway, Chris Kyle, and Mark W. Clark. After him are Maximilian von Prittwitz, Johan Laidoner, Charles Huntziger, Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Iphicrates, and Nikolai Ogarkov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1920, Meliton Kantaria ranks 95Before him are Chiara Lubich, Edmond H. Fischer, Mehdi Ben Barka, Marcial Maciel, Gottfried Böhm, and P. D. James. After him are Väinö Linna, Jaan Kross, Hans Blumenberg, Ricardo Montalbán, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, and Henrietta Lacks. Among people deceased in 1993, Meliton Kantaria ranks 57Before him are Léo Ferré, Kakuei Tanaka, Eddie Constantine, Helen Hayes, Bruno Pontecorvo, and Matthew Ridgway. After him are Ishirō Honda, Rahmon Nabiyev, György Sárosi, Kenneth E. Boulding, Dražen Petrović, and Tofiq Bahramov.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Meliton Kantaria ranks 49 out of 342Before him are Mihrişah Sultan (1745), Heraclius II of Georgia (1720), Hümaşah Sultan (1634), Mirian III of Iberia (265), Otar Iosseliani (1934), and Rouben Mamoulian (1897). After him are Noe Zhordania (1868), George IV of Georgia (1191), Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich of Russia (1869), Tengiz Abuladze (1924), George XII of Georgia (1746), and Roustam Raza (1783).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Georgia

Among military personnels born in Georgia, Meliton Kantaria ranks 3Before him are Pyotr Bagration (1765) and Aleksei Brusilov (1853). After him are Kakutsa Cholokashvili (1888), Abu Omar al-Shishani (1986), and Zaza Gogava (1971).