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 593,625 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Vasily Chuikov is the 105th most popular military personnel (up from 114th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Russia (up from 122nd in 2019) and the 7th 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 105 out of 1,466. Before him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Subutai, Zhang Fei, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Theodor Eicke, and Michael Wittmann. After him are Klaus Barbie, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Robert Peary, Narses, Cimon, and Abu Muslim.

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

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Among people born in Russia, Vasily Chuikov ranks 115 out of 2,688. Before him are Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Nikolai Vavilov (1887), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Olga of Kiev (890), and Mily Balakirev (1837). After him are Vladimir Komarov (1927), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Vasili III of Russia (1479), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), and Arnold Sommerfeld (1868).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Vasily Chuikov ranks 7Before him are Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Ivan Konev (1897), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), and Alexander Suvorov (1730). After him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Felix Steiner (1896), and Pyotr Bagration (1765).