Nestor Makhno

1888 - 1934

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Nestor Ivanovych Makhno (Ukrainian: Нестор Івaнович Махно, pronounced [ˈnɛstor iˈʋɑnowɪt͡ʃ mɐxˈnɔ]; 7 November 1888 – 25 July 1934), also known as Batko Makhno (батько Махно, lit. 'Father Makhno'), was a Ukrainian anarchist revolutionary and the commander of the Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine during the Ukrainian War of Independence. He established the Makhnovshchina (loosely translated as "Makhno movement"), a mass movement by the Ukrainian peasantry to establish anarchist communism in the country between 1918 and 1921. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nestor Makhno has received more than 1,852,907 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Nestor Makhno is the 125th most popular military personnel (down from 105th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Military Personnel.

Nestor Makhno was a Ukrainian anarchist who led a guerrilla campaign against the Bolshevik Red Army in the Ukraine in 1918-1921.

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Among military personnels, Nestor Makhno ranks 125 out of 2,058Before him are Erich von Falkenhayn, Jean Lannes, André Masséna, Hermann Hoth, Michael Wittmann, and Hiroo Onoda. After him are Yakov Dzhugashvili, Werner von Blomberg, Yūsuf Balasaguni, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Bohemond I of Antioch, and Alexandre de Beauharnais.

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Among people born in 1888, Nestor Makhno ranks 13Before him are Nikolai Bukharin, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Carl Schmitt, Giorgio de Chirico, and Alexander I of Yugoslavia. After him are Jean Monnet, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Raymond Chandler, John Logie Baird, Roland Garros, and C. V. Raman. Among people deceased in 1934, Nestor Makhno ranks 12Before him are Ernst Röhm, Albert I of Belgium, Raymond Poincaré, Kurt von Schleicher, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, and Sergey Kirov. After him are Engelbert Dollfuss, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Gregor Strasser, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Tōgō Heihachirō, and John Dillinger.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Nestor Makhno ranks 44 out of 1,365Before him are Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Igor Sikorsky (1889), Levi Eshkol (1895), and Yulia Tymoshenko (1960). After him are Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Simon Wiesenthal (1908), George Gamow (1904), Anne of Kiev (1025), Symon Petliura (1879), and Joseph Roth (1894).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Nestor Makhno ranks 3Before him are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), and Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916). After him are Semyon Timoshenko (1895), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Roman Shukhevych (1907), John Demjanjuk (1920), Ivan Paskevich (1782), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Alexander Samsonov (1859), Mikhail Kirponos (1892), and Alfred Redl (1864).