Nestor Makhno

1888 - 1934

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Nestor Ivanovych Makhno (Ukrainian: Не́стор Івáнович Махно́, [ˈnɛstor iˈwɑnowɪtʃ mɐxˈnɔ]; November 8 [O.S. October 27] 1888 – July 25, 1934), also known as Bat'ko Makhno (Ukrainian: Бáтько Махно́; [ˈbɑtʲko mɐxˈnɔ], "Father Makhno"), was a Ukrainian anarchist revolutionary and the commander of the Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine from 1917 to 1921. Makhno was the namesake of the Makhnovshchina (loosely translated as "Makhno movement"), a predominantly peasant phenomenon that grew into a mass social movement. It was initially centered around Makhno's hometown Huliaipole but over the course of the Russian Civil War came to exert a strong influence over large areas of southern Ukraine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nestor Makhno has received more than 1,241,173 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Nestor Makhno is the 112th most popular military personnel (up from 120th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 42nd 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 112 out of 1,466Before him are Klaus Barbie, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Robert Peary, Narses, Cimon, and Abu Muslim. After him are Werner von Blomberg, Ludwig Beck, Michiel de Ruyter, Sun Ce, Gertrude Bell, and Erich von Falkenhayn.

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Among people born in 1888, Nestor Makhno ranks 13Before him are Carl Schmitt, Nikolai Bukharin, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Stern, José Raúl Capablanca, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon. After him are Raymond Chandler, Jean Monnet, C. V. Raman, T. S. Eliot, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, and Gerrit Rietveld. Among people deceased in 1934, Nestor Makhno ranks 12Before him are Fritz Haber, Albert I of Belgium, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Kurt von Schleicher, Sergey Kirov, and Raymond Poincaré. After him are Engelbert Dollfuss, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Gregor Strasser, John Dillinger, Tōgō Heihachirō, and Gustav Holst.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Nestor Makhno ranks 33 out of 913Before him are Ludwig von Mises (1881), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Vladimir Horowitz (1903), and Stepan Bandera (1909). After him are Igor Sikorsky (1889), Sholem Aleichem (1859), George Gamow (1904), Grigory Zinoviev (1883), Joseph Roth (1894), and Andrei Zhdanov (1896).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Nestor Makhno ranks 3Before him are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595) and Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916). After him are Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Mamai (1335), Ivan Paskevich (1782), Alexander Samsonov (1859), Mikhail Kirponos (1892), Alfred Redl (1864), Roman Shukhevych (1907), Kirill Moskalenko (1902), and Grigory Kulik (1890).