Semyon Timoshenko

1895 - 1970

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Semyon Konstantinovich Timoshenko (Russian: Семён Константинович Тимошенко; Ukrainian: Семен Костянтинович Тимошенко, romanized: Semen Kostiantynovych Tymoshenko; 18 February [O.S. 6 February] 1895 – 31 March 1970) was a Soviet military commander, Marshal of the Soviet Union, and one of the most prominent Red Army commanders during the Second World War. Born to a Ukrainian family in Bessarabia, Timoshenko was drafted into the Imperial Russian Army and saw action in the First World War as a cavalryman. On the outbreak of the Russian Revolution he joined the Red Army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Semyon Timoshenko has received more than 914,098 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Semyon Timoshenko is the 157th most popular military personnel (down from 114th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 1st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ukrainian Military Personnel.

Semyon Timoshenko was a Soviet military commander who was most famous for his leadership of the Red Army during the Battle of Moscow in 1941.

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Among military personnels, Semyon Timoshenko ranks 157 out of 2,058Before him are Chūichi Nagumo, Antipater, Paul Tibbets, Pittacus of Mytilene, Józef Poniatowski, and Alfred von Schlieffen. After him are Abraha, Hermann Fegelein, Alexander Selkirk, Joseph Joffre, Louis, Grand Condé, and Joachim Peiper.

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Among people born in 1895, Semyon Timoshenko ranks 27Before him are Sergei Yesenin, Ludvík Svoboda, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Folke Bernadotte, Paul Hindemith, and Aleksandr Vasilevsky. After him are Anastas Mikoyan, Gerhard Domagk, Cemal Gürsel, Ragnar Frisch, Rudolph Valentino, and Oskar Dirlewanger. Among people deceased in 1970, Semyon Timoshenko ranks 22Before him are Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Édouard Daladier, Paul Celan, Otto Heinrich Warburg, and Rudolf Carnap. After him are Leslie Groves, C. V. Raman, Eric Berne, Jochen Rindt, Andrey Yeryomenko, and Napoleon Hill.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Semyon Timoshenko ranks 53 out of 1,365Before him are George Gamow (1904), Anne of Kiev (1025), Symon Petliura (1879), Joseph Roth (1894), Sholem Aleichem (1859), and Andrei Zhdanov (1896). After him are Baal Shem Tov (1700), Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), Petro Poroshenko (1965), and Vasily Grossman (1905).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Semyon Timoshenko ranks 4Before him are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), and Nestor Makhno (1888). After him are Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Roman Shukhevych (1907), John Demjanjuk (1920), Ivan Paskevich (1782), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Alexander Samsonov (1859), Mikhail Kirponos (1892), and Alfred Redl (1864).