Mikhail Katukov

1900 - 1976

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Marshal of Armoured Troops Mikhail Yefimovich Katukov (Russian: Михаи́л Ефи́мович Катуко́в [katuˈkɔf] 17 September [O.S. 4 September] 1900 – 8 June 1976) served as a commander of armored troops in the Red Army during and following World War II. He is viewed as one of the most talented Soviet armor commanders. Mikhail Katukov holds the honor of the first major victory of the Soviet armored forces, the victory from October 4 to October 11, 1941 at Mtsensk over the 3rd and 4th tank divisions, which were part of the Guderian's Panzergruppe 2 in the Battle of Moscow. His other notable command during the German-Soviet War were that of 1st Guards Tank Army, which he commanded during the Battle of Kursk (1943), the Proskurov-Chernovtsy Operation (1944), the Lvov-Sandomierz Operation (1944), the Vistula Oder Operation (1945), and the Battle of Berlin (1945). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Katukov has received more than 120,980 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Mikhail Katukov is the 971st most popular military personnel (up from 1,041st in 2019), the 813th most popular biography from Russia (up from 932nd in 2019) and the 76th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Mikhail Katukov ranks 971 out of 2,058Before him are Alexander Rodimtsev, Cristóvão da Gama, Georg von der Marwitz, Jacques Doriot, Charles Eugène de Croÿ, and Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. After him are Hans Cramer, Yazid ibn al-Muhallab, Adolphe Marbot, Justinian, Federico Gravina, and Nguyễn Ngọc Loan.

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Among people born in 1900, Mikhail Katukov ranks 113Before him are Zhang Wentian, Muhammad Asad, Valko Chervenkov, Oskar Fischinger, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, and Srinagarindra. After him are Ernst Krenek, Lidia Ruslanova, Vítězslav Nezval, Santos Urdinarán, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, and Alfred Newman. Among people deceased in 1976, Mikhail Katukov ranks 87Before him are Paul Morand, Mickey Cohen, Hans von Obstfelder, Henri Eberhardt, Freddie King, and Rudolf Kempe. After him are Mukaghali Makatayev, Elihan Tore, Paul Strand, Howlin' Wolf, Josef Sudek, and Grégoire Kayibanda.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Katukov ranks 813 out of 3,761Before him are Prince Igor Constantinovich of Russia (1894), Nikolai Severtzov (1827), Alexander Rodimtsev (1905), Vasily Tatishchev (1686), Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896), and Valentina Ponomaryova (1933). After him are Matrona Nikonova (1881), Arkady Gaidar (1904), Tikhon Khrennikov (1913), Yulii Khariton (1904), Aleksey Batalov (1928), and Yakov Pavlov (1917).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Mikhail Katukov ranks 76Before him are Alexey Kaledin (1861), Yevgeni Ivanovich Alekseyev (1843), Nikolay Krylov (1903), Anatoly Stessel (1848), Nikolai Berzarin (1904), and Alexander Rodimtsev (1905). After him are Yakov Pavlov (1917), Semyon Bogdanov (1894), Ivan Yefimovich Petrov (1896), Yekaterina Budanova (1916), Walter Krupinski (1920), and Semyon Kurkotkin (1917).