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Roman Shukhevych

1907 - 1950

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Roman-Taras Yosypovych Shukhevych (Ukrainian: Рома́н-Тарас Йо́сипович Шухе́вич, also known by his pseudonym, Tur and Taras Chuprynka; 30 June 1907 – 5 March 1950) was a Ukrainian nationalist and a military leader of the nationalist Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), which during the Second World War fought against the Soviet Union and to a lesser extent against the Nazi Germany for Ukrainian independence. He collaborated with the Nazis from February 1941 to December 1942 as commanding officer of the Nachtigall Battalion in early 1941, and as a Hauptmann of the German Schutzmannschaft 201 auxiliary police battalion in late 1941 and 1942.Shukhevych was one of the perpetrators of the Galicia-Volhynia massacres of tens of thousands of Polish civilians. It is unclear whether and to what extent Shuchevych was responsible for the massacres of Poles in Volhynia, but he certainly condoned them after some time, and also directed the massacres of Poles in Eastern Galicia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roman Shukhevych has received more than 470,915 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Roman Shukhevych is the 391st most popular military personnel (up from 497th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 154th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Ukrainian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Roman Shukhevych ranks 391 out of 1,468Before him are Nicolas Chauvin, Ban Chao, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Vasily Sokolovsky, Nikolai Kuznetsov, and William Tecumseh Sherman. After him are Honda Tadakatsu, Erasmo of Narni, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, Hermann Balck, Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, and Louis-Gabriel Suchet.

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Among people born in 1907, Roman Shukhevych ranks 49Before him are Pujie, Lucien Laurent, Varlam Shalamov, Lee Miller, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and H. L. A. Hart. After him are Lê Duẩn, Zarah Leander, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, Yoshiko Kawashima, W. H. Auden, and Alexander R. Todd. Among people deceased in 1950, Roman Shukhevych ranks 29Before him are Emil Jannings, George Minot, Cesare Pavese, Max Beckmann, John Rabe, and Kuniaki Koiso. After him are Karl Seitz, Dinu Lipatti, Petre Dumitrescu, Emmanuel Mounier, Milada Horáková, and Nikolai Myaskovsky.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Roman Shukhevych ranks 115 out of 1,083Before him are Anatoliy Solovianenko (1932), Gregory Skovoroda (1722), Oleksandr Turchynov (1964), Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), Sofia Rotaru (1947), and Stanislaw Ulam (1909). After him are Georgy Gapon (1870), Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), Roald Hoffmann (1937), Nikolai Ryzhkov (1929), Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842), and Catherine Dolgorukov (1847).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Roman Shukhevych ranks 7Before him are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Nestor Makhno (1888), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Ivan Paskevich (1782), and Alexander Samsonov (1859). After him are Mikhail Kirponos (1892), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Alfred Redl (1864), Grigory Kulik (1890), Pavel Batitsky (1910), and Sergey Gorshkov (1910).