Mikhail Tukhachevsky

1893 - 1937

Mikhail Tukhachevsky

Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky (Russian: Михаил Николаевич Тухачевский, IPA: [tʊxɐˈtɕefskʲɪj]; 16 February [O.S. 4 February] 1893 – 12 June 1937) nicknamed Red Napoleon by foreign newspapers, was a leading Soviet military leader and theoretician from 1918 to 1937. From 1920–1921 he commanded the Soviet Western Front in the Polish–Soviet War. Soviet forces under his command successfully repelled the Polish forces from Western Ukraine, driving them back to Poland, but the Red Army was defeated outside of Warsaw, and the war ended in Soviet defeat. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Tukhachevsky has received more than 695,983 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 100th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 100 out of 1,194Before him are Walther von Brauchitsch, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pancho Villa, Stilicho, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, and Cimon. After him are Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Dong Zhuo, Klaus Barbie, Louis-Nicolas Davout, and Theodor Eicke.

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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, Harold Lloyd, Draža Mihailović, Roland Freisler, Karl Mannheim, and Albert Szent-Györgyi. Among people deceased in 1937, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 14Before him are H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, Erich Ludendorff, George Gershwin, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and Lou Andreas-Salomé. After him are J. M. Barrie, Gustaf Dalén, Gerda Taro, J. Bruce Ismay, Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Karol Szymanowski.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 111 out of 2,050Before him are Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Lev Kamenev (1883), and Mikhail Sholokhov (1905). After him are Sergey Kirov (1886), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Mily Balakirev (1837), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), and Martti Ahtisaari (1937).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Mikhail Tukhachevsky ranks 7Before him are Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Albert Kesselring (1885), Alexander Suvorov (1730), and Ivan Konev (1897). After him are Vasily Chuikov (1900), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Felix Steiner (1896), and Johannes Blaskowitz (1883).

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