Svetozar Boroević

1856 - 1920

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Svetozar Boroević (or Borojević) (13 December 1856 – 23 May 1920) was an Austro-Hungarian field marshal who was described as one of the finest defensive strategists of the First World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Svetozar Boroević has received more than 162,062 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Svetozar Boroević is the 278th most popular military personnel (up from 292nd in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Croatia (up from 20th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Croatian Military Personnel.

Svetozar Boroević is most famous for being a Serbian general who led the Yugoslav Army in the First World War.

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Among military personnels, Svetozar Boroević ranks 278 out of 1,466. Before him are Robert Nivelle, Maurice Benyovszky, Yūsuf Balasaguni, Ishida Mitsunari, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, and Bertrand du Guesclin. After him are Georges Picquart, Nicolas Oudinot, Sanada Yukimura, Andranik, Slobodan Praljak, and Pierre Augereau.

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Among people born in 1856, Svetozar Boroević ranks 18Before him are Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Georgi Plekhanov, Tongzhi Emperor, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Robert Nivelle, and Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg. After him are H. Rider Haggard, L. Frank Baum, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, John Singer Sargent, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, and Ivan Franko. Among people deceased in 1920, Svetozar Boroević ranks 19Before him are Jeanne Hébuterne, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Inessa Armand, Rosalia Lombardo, and Dmitri Ivanovsky. After him are John Reed, Eleanor H. Porter, Benito Pérez Galdós, Essad Pasha Toptani, Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Venustiano Carranza.

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Among people born in Croatia, Svetozar Boroević ranks 19 out of 518. Before him are Franz von Suppé (1819), Laura Antonelli (1941), Andrija Mohorovičić (1857), Leopold Ružička (1887), Crispus (305), and Aloysius Stepinac (1898). After him are Joanna II of Naples (1373), Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (1968), Alida Valli (1921), Saint Marinus (275), Tomislav Ivić (1933), and Mario Andretti (1940).


Among military personnels born in Croatia, Svetozar Boroević ranks 2Before him are Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63). After him are Omar Pasha (1806), Ante Gotovina (1955), Janko Bobetko (1919), Georg von Trapp (1880), Milivoj Ašner (1913), and Archduke Leo Karl of Austria (1893).