Georgy Zhukov

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov Full Name: Georgy Zhukov
Nationality: Russian

Profession: Marshal of the Soviet Union
Why Famous: A career officer in the Red Army of the Soviet Union, who rose to become the Chief of General Staff, Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Minister of Defense and a member of the Politburo.

During World War II, he participated in many key battles, including the Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin.

Zhukov participated in signing the German Instrument of Surrender and entered politics after the war, rising in and out of political favor until his forced retirement in 1957.

Born: December 1, 1896
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Strelkovka (modern-day Zhukov, Russia), Russian Empire

Died: June 18, 1974 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Historical Events in the Life of Georgy Zhukov

  • 1940-12-11 Russian general Georgy Zhukov warns of German assault
  • 1941-01-01 Russian general Georgy Zhukov appointed chief of general staff
  • 1945-05-08 German General Von Keitel formally surrenders to Marshal Georgy Zhukov and the Soviets in Berlin
  • 1957-10-26 USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov

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