Semyon Budyonny

1883 - 1973

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Semyon Mikhailovich Budyonny (Russian: Семён Миха́йлович Будённый, tr. Semyon Mikáylovich Budyonnyy, IPA: [sʲɪˈmʲɵn mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪdʑ bʊˈdʲɵnːɨj] (listen); 25 April [O.S. 13 April] 1883 – 26 October 1973) was a Russian cavalryman, military commander during the Russian Civil War, Polish-Soviet War and World War II, and a close political ally of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Born to a poor peasant family from the Don Cossack region in southern Russia, Budyonny was drafted into the Imperial Russian Army in 1903. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Semyon Budyonny has received more than 497,751 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Semyon Budyonny is the 150th most popular military personnel (up from 180th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from Russia (up from 167th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Semyon Budyonny was a Soviet military commander who was most famous for leading the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War.

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Among military personnels, Semyon Budyonny ranks 150 out of 1,466Before him are Mardonius, Hermann Fegelein, Djemal Pasha, Ernst Busch, Erwin von Witzleben, and Helmuth Weidling. After him are Franz Halder, José de San Martín, Georg von Küchler, Johannes Blaskowitz, Walther von Reichenau, and Yi Sun-sin.

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Among people born in 1883, Semyon Budyonny ranks 22Before him are Victor Francis Hess, Grigory Zinoviev, Clement Attlee, Pierre Laval, Otto Heinrich Warburg, and Theo van Doesburg. After him are Johannes Blaskowitz, Maurice Utrillo, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Andrey Vyshinsky, Lon Chaney, and Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria. Among people deceased in 1973, Semyon Budyonny ranks 24Before him are İsmet İnönü, Paavo Nurmi, John Ford, Hans Kelsen, Pablo Casals, and Ferdinand Schörner. After him are Gabriel Marcel, Anna Magnani, Víctor Jara, J. Hans D. Jensen, Jacques Maritain, and Karl Ziegler.

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Among people born in Russia, Semyon Budyonny ranks 147 out of 2,688Before him are Ivan Goncharov (1812), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), El Lissitzky (1890), and Walther Funk (1890). After him are Alexander Glazunov (1865), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Stenka Razin (1630), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), and Pavel Cherenkov (1904).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Semyon Budyonny ranks 9Before him are Ivan Konev (1897), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Vasily Chuikov (1900), and Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895). After him are Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Felix Steiner (1896), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), and Vasily Stalin (1921).