Mikhail Tukhachevsky

1893 - 1937

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Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky (Russian: Михаил Николаевич Тухачевский, romanized: Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevskiy, IPA: [tʊxɐˈtɕefskʲɪj]; 16 February [O.S. 4 February] 1893 – 12 June 1937), nicknamed the Red Napoleon, was a Soviet general who was prominent between 1918 and 1937 as a military officer and theoretician. He was later executed during the Moscow trials of 1936–1938. He served as an officer in World War I of 1914–1917 and in the Russian Civil War of 1917–1923, leading the defense of the Moscow district (1918), commanding forces on the Eastern Front (1918), commanding the Fifth Army in the recapture of Siberia from Alexander Kolchak, and heading Cossack forces against Anton Denikin (1920). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Tukhachevsky has received more than 1,429,068 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Mikhail Tukhachevsky is the 94th most popular military personnel (down from 78th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 90th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Mikhail Tukhachevsky is most famous for being the leader of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War. He was arrested in 1937 and executed in 1938.

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Among military personnels, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 94 out of 2,058Before him are Erich Hartmann, Hattori Hanzō, Walther von Brauchitsch, Hephaestion, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, and Nero Claudius Drusus. After him are Albert Kesselring, Heinrich Müller, Bernard Montgomery, Wilhelm Canaris, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Saigō Takamori.

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Among people born in 1893, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 9Before him are Joan Miró, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Ip Man, Alfred Rosenberg, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Walter Ulbricht. After him are Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, Soong Ching-ling, Draža Mihailović, Chaim Soutine, and Lazar Kaganovich. Among people deceased in 1937, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 13Before him are John D. Rockefeller, Maurice Ravel, Erich Ludendorff, Amelia Earhart, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. After him are George Gershwin, Gustaf Dalén, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Gerda Taro, J. M. Barrie, and Austen Chamberlain.

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Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 102 out of 3,761Before him are Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Ivan Konev (1897), Alexander Glazunov (1865), Lev Kamenev (1883), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), and Alexander Alekhine (1892). After him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Tokhtamysh (1342), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Sergey Lavrov (1950), and Vladimir Komarov (1927).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 7Before him are Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Yevgeny Prigozhin (1961), Alexander Suvorov (1730), and Ivan Konev (1897). After him are Vasily Chuikov (1900), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Felix Steiner (1896), and Johannes Blaskowitz (1883).