Mikhail Kutuzov

1745 - 1813

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Prince Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov-Smolensky (Russian: Михаил Илларионович Голенищев-Кутузов-Смоленский; German: Mikhail Illarion Golenishchev-Kutuzov Fürst von Smolensk; 16 September [O.S. 5 September] 1745 – 28 April [O.S. 16 April] 1813) was a Field Marshal of the Russian Empire. He served as a military officer and a diplomat under the reign of three Romanov monarchs: Empress Catherine II, and Emperors Paul I and Alexander I. Kutuzov was shot in the head twice while fighting the Turks (1774 and 1788) and survived the serious injuries seemingly against all odds. He defeated Napoleon as commander-in-chief using attrition warfare in the Patriotic war of 1812. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Kutuzov has received more than 1,220,732 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Mikhail Kutuzov is the 51st most popular military personnel (up from 64th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Russia (up from 79th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Mikhail Kutuzov is most famous for his victory in the Battle of Borodino.

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Among military personnels, Mikhail Kutuzov ranks 51 out of 2,058Before him are Tughril, Romulus Augustulus, Isoroku Yamamoto, Michel Ney, Roland, and Baron Munchausen. After him are Flavius Aetius, Erich Ludendorff, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Gerd von Rundstedt, Vasily Zaitsev, and Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan.

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Among people born in 1745, Mikhail Kutuzov ranks 3Before him are Alessandro Volta, and John Jay. After him are Philippe Pinel, Maria Luisa of Spain, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Levin August von Bennigsen, Carl Stamitz, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Fyodor Ushakov, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, and Johan Christian Fabricius. Among people deceased in 1813, Mikhail Kutuzov ranks 2Before him is Joseph-Louis Lagrange. After him are Józef Poniatowski, Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Empress Go-Sakuramachi, André Grétry, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, Christoph Martin Wieland, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Tecumseh, and Rose Bertin.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Kutuzov ranks 64 out of 3,761Before him are Rurik (830), Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Peter Kropotkin (1842), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), and Georg Cantor (1845). After him are Yaroslav the Wise (978), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (1904), Peter II of Russia (1715), Peter Carl Fabergé (1846), and Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Mikhail Kutuzov ranks 1After him are Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Yevgeny Prigozhin (1961), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Ivan Konev (1897), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), and Felix Steiner (1896).