Nadezhda Durova

1783 - 1866

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Nadezhda Andreyevna Durova (Russian: Наде́жда Андре́евна Ду́рова) (September 17, 1783 – March 21, 1866), also known as Alexander Durov, Alexander Sokolov and Alexander Andreevich Alexandrov, was a woman who, while disguised as a man, became a decorated soldier in the Russian cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars. She was the first known female officer in the Russian military. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nadezhda Durova has received more than 95,708 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Nadezhda Durova is the 1,012th most popular military personnel (down from 973rd in 2019), the 342nd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 328th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Nadezhda Durova ranks 1,012 out of 1,468Before her are John Paul Jones, Pierre André de Suffren, Max von Gallwitz, Gregor MacGregor, Bardas Phokas the Younger, and John Alcock. After her are François Séverin Marceau, Charles-Denis Bourbaki, Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan, François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, Grigory Shtern, and Captain Tom.

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Among people born in 1783, Nadezhda Durova ranks 23Before her are François Magendie, Roustam Raza, William Sturgeon, Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Cheung Po Tsai, and Julius Klaproth. After her are Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom, Charles-Louis Havas, Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, Joaquina Vedruna de Mas, Guglielmo Pepe, and John Crawfurd. Among people deceased in 1866, Nadezhda Durova ranks 16Before her are Thomas Hodgkin, Adolph Diesterweg, Philipp Franz von Siebold, Friedrich Rückert, Rikard Nordraak, and Winfield Scott. After her are Alexander von Nordmann, Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Paul Gavarni, Massimo d'Azeglio, Jan Kalivoda, and Jules Dupuit.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Nadezhda Durova ranks 342 out of 1,083Before her are Eugen Schauman (1875), Mykhailo Drahomanov (1841), Vitaliy Masol (1928), Evgeny Lifshitz (1915), Igor Shafarevich (1923), and Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877). After her are Svetlana Gerasimenko (1945), Onufriy (1944), Yuriy Drohobych (1450), Nikolai Kibalchich (1853), Grigory Shtern (1900), and Lev Mekhlis (1889).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Nadezhda Durova ranks 24Before her are Stanisław Sosabowski (1892), Alexander Marinesko (1913), Jarosław Dąbrowski (1836), Vladimir Gelfand (1923), Sergey Kamenev (1881), and Alexander Matrosov (1924). After her are Grigory Shtern (1900), Stanisław Maczek (1892), Polina Gelman (1919), Pavel Rybalko (1894), Nikolai Linevich (1839), and Pyotr Koshevoy (1904).