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Vasily Chuikov

1900 - 1982

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Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov (Russian: Васи́лий Ива́нович Чуйко́в; listen ; 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 921,620 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Vasily Chuikov is the 98th most popular military personnel (up from 105th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 115th 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 98 out of 1,468Before him are John of Austria, Desmond Doss, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Hephaestion, Hermann Hoth, and Heinrich Müller. After him are Võ Nguyên Giáp, Robert Peary, Klaus Barbie, Nestor Makhno, Gaius Julius Caesar, and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas.

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

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Among people born in Russia, Vasily Chuikov ranks 103 out of 3,262Before him are Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), and Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797). After him are Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Sergey Kirov (1886), Otto Wallach (1847), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), and Ivan VI of Russia (1740).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Vasily Chuikov ranks 8Before him are Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Ivan Konev (1897), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Alexander Suvorov (1730), and Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896). After him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Felix Steiner (1896), and Gotthard Heinrici (1886).