Vasily Chuikov

1900 - 1982

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Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov (Russian: Васи́лий Ива́нович Чуйко́в, Russian: [vɐˈsʲilʲɪj t͡ɕʉjkof] ; 12 February [O.S. 31 January] 1900 – 18 March 1982) was a Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union. He is best known for commanding the 62nd Army which saw heavy combat during the Battle of Stalingrad in the Second World War. Born to a peasant family near Tula, Chuikov earned his living as a factory worker from the age of 12. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasily Chuikov has received more than 1,101,203 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Vasily Chuikov is the 116th most popular military personnel (down from 100th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Russia (down from 103rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Vasily Chuikov was a Soviet general who led the Soviet Union's 62nd Army in the Battle of Stalingrad, which was the turning point of World War II.

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Among military personnels, Vasily Chuikov ranks 116 out of 2,058Before him are Klaus Barbie, Pancho Villa, Stilicho, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Axel von Fersen the Younger, and Louis-Nicolas Davout. After him are Cimon, Gaius Julius Caesar, Erich von Falkenhayn, Jean Lannes, André Masséna, and Hermann Hoth.

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Among people born in 1900, Vasily Chuikov ranks 14Before him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hans Frank, Heinrich Müller, Adolf Dassler, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. After him are Margaret Mitchell, Spencer Tracy, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Márai, Jacques Prévert, and Charles Francis Richter. Among people deceased in 1982, Vasily Chuikov ranks 15Before him are Roman Jakobson, Arthur Rubinstein, Philip K. Dick, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Anna Freud. After him are Erving Goffman, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Louis Aragon, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Gala Dalí, and Jacques Tati.

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Among people born in Russia, Vasily Chuikov ranks 121 out of 3,761Before him are Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Sergey Kirov (1886), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), and Feodor III of Russia (1661). After him are Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), False Dmitry I (1581), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), and Anatoly Karpov (1951).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Vasily Chuikov ranks 8Before him are Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Yevgeny Prigozhin (1961), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Ivan Konev (1897), and Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893). After him are Pyotr Bagration (1765), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Felix Steiner (1896), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), and Andrey Vlasov (1901).