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Nikolai Vatutin

1901 - 1944

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Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin (Russian: Николай Фёдорович Ватутин; 16 December 1901 – 15 April 1944) was a Soviet military commander during World War II who was responsible for many Red Army operations in the Ukrainian SSR as the commander of the Southwestern Front, and of 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 371,322 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Nikolai Vatutin is the 214th most popular military personnel (up from 249th in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from Russia (up from 212th in 2019) and the 15th 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 214 out of 1,468Before him are Giovanni Giustiniani, Sun Ce, Date Masamune, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Bertrand du Guesclin, and Pedro de Valdivia. After him are Kurt Student, Han Xin, Otto Carius, Bai Qi, Kim Philby, and Karl-Otto Koch.

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Among people born in 1901, Nikolai Vatutin ranks 38Before him are Mohamed Naguib, Robert Bresson, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Ernest Lawrence, and Ricardo Zamora. After him are Henning von Tresckow, Salvatore Quasimodo, Carl Barks, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Liebehenschel, and Alfred Tarski. Among people deceased in 1944, Nikolai Vatutin ranks 27Before him are Friedrich Olbricht, Chūichi Nagumo, Ernst Thälmann, Milena Jesenská, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Charles Glover Barkla. After him are Henning von Tresckow, Erwin von Witzleben, Glenn Miller, Louis Renault, Erich Hoepner, and Kasturba Gandhi.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Vatutin ranks 181 out of 3,262Before him are Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Anatoly Karpov (1951), Alexander Friedmann (1888), Nicholas Roerich (1874), Vladimir Propp (1895), and Seraphim of Sarov (1754). After him are Igor Tamm (1895), Ivan Bunin (1870), Alexander Rodchenko (1891), Wladimir Köppen (1846), Maya Plisetskaya (1925), and Anastasia Romanovna (1530).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Nikolai Vatutin ranks 15Before him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Felix Steiner (1896), and Gotthard Heinrici (1886). After him are Vasily Stalin (1921), Yermak Timofeyevich (1532), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Boris Shaposhnikov (1882), Vasily Blyukher (1889), and Alexander Yegorov (1883).