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Vasily Sokolovsky

1897 - 1968

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Vasily Danilovich Sokolovsky (Russian: Васи́лий Дани́лович Соколо́вский; July 21, 1897 – May 10, 1968) was a Soviet general and Marshal of the Soviet Union who led Red Army forces on the Eastern Front during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasily Sokolovsky has received more than 202,442 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Vasily Sokolovsky is the 387th most popular military personnel (down from 346th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Poland (down from 166th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Vasily Sokolovsky is most famous for his video showing him playing Pokemon Go in a church in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Among military personnels, Vasily Sokolovsky ranks 387 out of 1,468Before him are Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Leonid Govorov, Reinhard Scheer, Nicolas Chauvin, Ban Chao, and Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz. After him are Nikolai Kuznetsov, William Tecumseh Sherman, Roman Shukhevych, Honda Tadakatsu, Erasmo of Narni, and Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby.

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Among people born in 1897, Vasily Sokolovsky ranks 46Before him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Vlado Chernozemski, Joseph Berchtold, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Gershom Scholem, and Leonid Govorov. After him are Emil Maurice, Herbert Gille, Dmitry Pavlov, Georg Wittig, Jiroemon Kimura, and John Cockcroft. Among people deceased in 1968, Vasily Sokolovsky ranks 33Before him are Kirill Meretskov, José Nasazzi, Giovanni Messe, Alexandre Kojève, Ivan Ribar, and Lucio Fontana. After him are Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, Alice Guy-Blaché, Romano Guardini, Josef Harpe, Vittorio Pozzo, and Fritz Bauer.

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Among people born in Poland, Vasily Sokolovsky ranks 191 out of 1,454Before him are Frederick I of Württemberg (1754), Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866), John I Albert (1459), Felix Hausdorff (1868), William I of Württemberg (1781), and Jan Potocki (1761). After him are Julia, Princess of Battenberg (1825), Albert Marth (1828), Henryk Górecki (1933), Adam Jerzy Czartoryski (1770), Hans Lammers (1879), and Hermann Balck (1893).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Vasily Sokolovsky ranks 18Before him are Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Rochus Misch (1917), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), and Otto Kretschmer (1912). After him are Hermann Balck (1893), Otto von Below (1857), Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (1885), Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), and Rüdiger von der Goltz (1865).