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Mikhail Tukhachevsky

1893 - 1937

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Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky (Russian: Михаил Николаевич Тухачевский, tr. Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevskiy, IPA: [tʊxɐˈtɕefskʲɪj]; 16 February [O.S. 4 February] 1893 – 12 June 1937) nicknamed the Red Napoleon by foreign newspapers, was a Soviet general who was prominent between 1918 and 1937 as a military officer and theoretician. After service in World War I of 1914-1917 and in the Russian Civil War of 1917-1923, from 1920 to 1921 he commanded the Soviet Western Front in the Polish–Soviet War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Tukhachevsky has received more than 1,153,881 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 50 in 2019). Mikhail Tukhachevsky is the 76th most popular military personnel (up from 77th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Russia (down from 82nd in 2019) and the 5th 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 76 out of 1,468Before him are Edward Smith, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Michel Ney, Günther von Kluge, and Ivan Konev. After him are Eugène de Beauharnais, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Wilhelm Canaris, Hiroo Onoda, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, and Andrea Doria.

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Among people born in 1893, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 7Before him are Mao Zedong, Hermann Göring, Joan Miró, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Ip Man, and Alfred Rosenberg. After him are Vladimir Mayakovsky, Walter Ulbricht, Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, Soong Ching-ling, and Lazar Kaganovich. Among people deceased in 1937, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 13Before him are Antonio Gramsci, H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, George Gershwin, Erich Ludendorff, and Lou Andreas-Salomé. After him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Gerda Taro, J. M. Barrie, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Austen Chamberlain, and Sergo Ordzhonikidze.

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Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 90 out of 3,262Before him are Wilhelm Wien (1864), Alexander Borodin (1833), Alexis of Russia (1629), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), Ivan Konev (1897), and Andrei Rublev (1360). After him are Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Feodor III of Russia (1661), and Alexander Kerensky (1881).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 5Before him are Stanislav Petrov (1939), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), and Ivan Konev (1897). After him are Alexander Suvorov (1730), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), and Johannes Blaskowitz (1883).