Mikhail Kutuzov

1745 - 1813

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Prince Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov (Russian: Князь Михаи́л Илларио́нович Голени́щев-Куту́зов, tr. Knyaz' Mikhaíl Illariónovich Goleníshchev-Kutúzov; German: Mikhail Illarion Golenishchev-Kutuzov Graf 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Kutuzov has received more than 906,231 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Mikhail Kutuzov is the 62nd most popular military personnel (down from 61st in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Russia (down from 76th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular 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 62 out of 1,468Before him are Walter Model, Germanicus, Erich Ludendorff, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, and Erich Raeder. After him are Hamilcar Barca, Erich Hartmann, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Bernard Montgomery, Charles X Gustav of Sweden, and Ferdinand Foch.

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

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Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Kutuzov ranks 79 out of 3,262Before him are Yaroslav the Wise (978), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Andrei Sakharov (1921), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Alexander Scriabin (1871), and Ivan III of Russia (1440). After him are Anna Pavlova (1881), Roman Jakobson (1896), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Michael of Russia (1596), Wilhelm Wien (1864), and Alexander Borodin (1833).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Mikhail Kutuzov ranks 3Before him are Stanislav Petrov (1939) and Vasily Zaitsev (1915). After him are Ivan Konev (1897), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), and Johannes Blaskowitz (1883).