Mikhail Kirponos

1892 - 1941

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Mikhail Petrovich Kirponos (Russian: Михаи́л Петро́вич Кирпоно́с, Ukrainian: Михайло Петрович Кирпонос, Mykhailo Petrovych Kyrponos; 12 January 1892 – 20 September 1941) was a Soviet general of the Red Army during World War II. Being accorded the highest military decoration, the Hero of the Soviet Union title, for the skill and courage in commanding a division in the 1939-1940 Finnish campaign, Kirponos is remembered for his leading role in the failed defense of Ukraine during the Battle of Brody, the Battle of Uman, and Kiev in the 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Kirponos has received more than 324,024 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Mikhail Kirponos is the 434th most popular military personnel (up from 437th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 125th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Ukrainian Military Personnel.

Mikhail Kirponos was a Soviet field marshal who served in the Red Army during World War II. He was captured by the Germans during the Battle of Kiev and spent the rest of the war in captivity.

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Among military personnels, Mikhail Kirponos ranks 434 out of 2,058Before him are Galdan Boshugtu Khan, Christian Wirth, Günther Lütjens, Xu Huang, He Jin, and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau. After him are Osman Nuri Pasha, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Pavel Nakhimov, Horatius Cocles, Petre Dumitrescu, and Viktor Kulikov.

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Among people born in 1892, Mikhail Kirponos ranks 55Before him are Mary Pickford, József Mindszenty, E. H. Carr, Margaret Rutherford, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, and Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria. After him are Juan Negrín, Oswald Pohl, Erich Auerbach, Johannes Frießner, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, and Tamon Yamaguchi. Among people deceased in 1941, Mikhail Kirponos ranks 39Before him are Henri Lebesgue, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, Pál Teleki, Louis Chevrolet, Sisowath Monivong, and Günther Lütjens. After him are Émile Bernard, Gottfried Feder, Frederick Griffith, Annie Jump Cannon, Dmitry Pavlov, and Tullio Levi-Civita.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Mikhail Kirponos ranks 134 out of 1,365Before him are Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), Alexander Samsonov (1859), Georgy Gapon (1870), Semion Mogilevich (1946), Roald Hoffmann (1937), and Anastasia of Kiev (1023). After him are Sviatoslav II of Kiev (1027), Jacob Frank (1726), Dimitri Tiomkin (1894), Stanisław Żółkiewski (1547), Vladimir Ivashko (1932), and Yaropolk I of Kiev (955).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Mikhail Kirponos ranks 11Before him are Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Roman Shukhevych (1907), John Demjanjuk (1920), Ivan Paskevich (1782), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), and Alexander Samsonov (1859). After him are Alfred Redl (1864), Yevhen Konovalets (1891), Andriy Melnyk (1890), Sigismund Korybut (1395), Pavel Batitsky (1910), and Vladimir Gelfand (1923).