Nadezhda Durova

1783 - 1866

Nadezhda Durova

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 66,859 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 869th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Nadezhda Durova ranks 872 out of 1,194Before her are Ludwig Adolf Wilhelm von Lützow, Manshuk Mametova, Erhard Raus, William Brown, Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg, and Leosthenes. After her are Oskar Kummetz, Gainas, George B. McClellan, Nikolay Krylov, Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud, and James M. Gavin.

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Among people born in 1783, Nadezhda Durova ranks 20Before her are William Sturgeon, Catharina of Württemberg, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, François Magendie, Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, and Prince Wilhelm of Prussia. After her are Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Erik Gustaf Geijer, Charles-Louis Havas, Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom, Charles Julien Brianchon, and Guglielmo Pepe. Among people deceased in 1866, Nadezhda Durova ranks 15Before her are Adolph Diesterweg, William Whewell, Rikard Nordraak, Friedrich Rückert, Thomas Hodgkin, and Carl Jonas Love Almqvist. After her are Jan Kalivoda, Winfield Scott, Luigi Carlo Farini, Mikayel Nalbandian, Alexander von Nordmann, and Massimo d'Azeglio.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Nadezhda Durova ranks 312 out of 764Before her are Kazimierz Nowak (1897), Dmitry Manuilsky (null), Richard Boleslawski (1889), Hilarion of Kiev (990), Mila Kunis (1983), and Grigory Petrovsky (1878). After her are Viorica Viscopoleanu (1939), Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (1938), Sergei Natanovich Bernstein (1880), Georgy Beregovoy (1921), Aleksandr Medved (1937), and Mikhail Artsybashev (1878).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Nadezhda Durova ranks 19Before her are Ivan Chernyakhovsky (1906), Pavel Sudoplatov (1907), Alexander Marinesko (null), Jarosław Dąbrowski (1836), Vladimir Gelfand (1923), and Alexander Matrosov (1924). After her are Pavel Batitsky (1910), Pyotr Koshevoy (1904), Yekaterina Zelenko (1916), and Mikhail Tolstykh (1980).

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