Nikolai Vatutin

1901 - 1944

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Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin (Russian: Никола́й Фёдорович Вату́тин; 16 December 1901 – 15 April 1944) was a Soviet military commander during World War II. Vatutin was responsible for many Red Army operations in Ukraine as commander of the Southwestern Front, and the Voronezh Front during the Battle of Kursk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Vatutin has received more than 241,749 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Nikolai Vatutin is the 249th most popular military personnel (up from 269th in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from Russia (up from 233rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Nikolai Vatutin is most famous for his role in the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Among military personnels, Nikolai Vatutin ranks 249 out of 1,466Before him are Wu Sangui, Alois Brunner, Henning von Tresckow, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, Vasily Stalin, and Maurice Gamelin. After him are Karl Wolff, Italo Balbo, Gerhard Barkhorn, Jean-Baptiste Kléber, Andrey Yeryomenko, and Kurt Knispel.

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Among people born in 1901, Nikolai Vatutin ranks 40Before him are Carl Barks, Robert Bresson, Mohamed Naguib, Witold Pilecki, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, and Henning von Tresckow. After him are Alfred Tarski, Arthur Liebehenschel, Louis Kahn, Jascha Heifetz, Milada Horáková, and Lee Strasberg. Among people deceased in 1944, Nikolai Vatutin ranks 35Before him are Friedrich Olbricht, Louis Renault, Aristide Maillol, Wang Jingwei, Glenn Miller, and Henning von Tresckow. After him are Erich Hoepner, Giovanni Gentile, Bertha Benz, Max Jacob, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, and Gustav Bauer.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Vatutin ranks 213 out of 2,688Before him are The French Angel (1903), Gherman Titov (1935), Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia (1857), Vasily Stalin (1921), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), and Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828). After him are Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853), Vasily Smyslov (1921), Vladimir Vernadsky (1863), Bruno Taut (1880), and Natalia Goncharova (1881).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Nikolai Vatutin ranks 16Before him are Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Felix Steiner (1896), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), and Vasily Stalin (1921). After him are Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Vasily Blyukher (1889), Dmitry Yazov (1924), Yermak Timofeyevich (1532), Boris Shaposhnikov (1882), and Alexander Yegorov (1883).