Mikhail Frunze

1885 - 1925

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Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze (Russian: Михаи́л Васи́льевич Фру́нзе, Romanian: Mihail Frunze; 2 February 1885 – 31 October 1925) was a Bolshevik leader during and just prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Born in modern-day Kyrgyzstan, he became active with the Bolsheviks and rose to the rank of a major Red Army commander in the Russian Civil War of 1917–1918. He is best known for defeating Baron Peter von Wrangel in Crimea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Frunze has received more than 378,755 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Mikhail Frunze is the 171st most popular military personnel (up from 197th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Kyrgyzstan and the most popular Kirghiz Military Personnel.

Mikhail Frunze was a Russian military commander and communist revolutionary. He is most famous for being the one who led the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War.

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Among military personnels, Mikhail Frunze ranks 171 out of 1,466Before him are Andrey Vlasov, Alfred von Schlieffen, Matilda of Tuscany, August von Mackensen, Lavr Kornilov, and John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. After him are Paul Tibbets, Felix Steiner, Dragut, Anton Denikin, Wilhelm List, and Joachim Peiper.

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Among people born in 1885, Mikhail Frunze ranks 19Before him are Robert Delaunay, Vladimir Tatlin, André Maurois, Ernst Busch, Karen Horney, and Umberto Nobile. After him are Princess Alice of Battenberg, D. H. Lawrence, Ernst Bloch, Sabina Spielrein, Yakov Sverdlov, and George de Hevesy. Among people deceased in 1925, Mikhail Frunze ranks 12Before him are Alexandra of Denmark, Josef Breuer, William Jennings Bryan, Henri Fayol, Sergei Yesenin, and Percy Fawcett. After him are Felix Klein, Georgy Lvov, Camille Flammarion, Wong Fei-hung, Alexander Friedmann, and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston.

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In Kyrgyzstan

Among people born in Kyrgyzstan, Mikhail Frunze ranks 3 out of 40Before him are Li Bai (701) and Chinghiz Aitmatov (1928). After him are Yūsuf Balasaguni (1020), Askar Akayev (1944), Roza Otunbayeva (1950), Kurmanbek Bakiyev (1949), Sooronbay Jeenbekov (1958), Sabuktigin (942), Almazbek Atambayev (1956), Vitali Klitschko (1971), and Toktogul Satylganov (1864).


Among military personnels born in Kyrgyzstan, Mikhail Frunze ranks 1After him are Yūsuf Balasaguni (1020).