Pyotr Wrangel

1878 - 1928

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Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel (Russian: Пётр Николаевич Врангель, pronounced [ˈvranɡʲɪlʲ]; German: Peter von Wrangel; August 27 [O.S. August 15] 1878 – 25 April 1928), also known by his nickname the Black Baron, was a Russian military officer of Baltic German origin in the Imperial Russian Army. During the final phase of the Russian Civil War, he was commanding general of the anti-Bolshevik White Army in Southern Russia. A member of the prominent Wrangel noble family, Pyotr Wrangel was educated as a mining engineer and volunteered in the Russian Imperial Guard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pyotr Wrangel has received more than 772,979 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Pyotr Wrangel is the 93rd most popular nobleman (up from 115th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Lithuania (up from 13th in 2019) and the most popular Lithuanian Nobleman.

Pyotr Wrangel is most famous for being a Russian general who led the White Army during the Russian Civil War.

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Among noblemen, Pyotr Wrangel ranks 93 out of 1,415Before him are Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Maria Alexandrovna, Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, and Fatma Sultan. After him are Louise Élisabeth of France, Élisabeth of France, Felipe VI of Spain, Ramesses V, Mariana Victoria of Spain, and Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy.

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Among people born in 1878, Pyotr Wrangel ranks 11Before him are Martin Buber, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Pancho Villa, Werner von Blomberg, Gustav Stresemann, and André Citroën. After him are Lucien Febvre, Robert Walser, Ferenc Molnár, Alfred Döblin, Paul Reynaud, and Milan Nedić. Among people deceased in 1928, Pyotr Wrangel ranks 9Before him are Wilhelm Wien, Leoš Janáček, Max Scheler, Maria Feodorovna, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Édouard-Henri Avril. After him are Johannes Fibiger, Theodore William Richards, Zhang Zuolin, Franz Stuck, Thomas Hardy, and Italo Svevo.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Pyotr Wrangel ranks 12 out of 328Before him are Mindaugas (1203), Emmanuel Levinas (1906), Hermann Minkowski (1864), Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858), Emma Goldman (1869), and Algirdas (1296). After him are Kęstutis (1297), César Cui (1835), Romain Gary (1914), Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875), Jascha Heifetz (1901), and Emilia Plater (1806).

Among NOBLEMEN In Lithuania

Among noblemen born in Lithuania, Pyotr Wrangel ranks 1After him are Sophia of Lithuania (1371).