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Rokossovsky, Konstantin Konstantinovich

Date of birth:
December 21st, 1896 (Warsaw, Poland)
Date of death:
August 3rd, 1968 (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
Kremlin Wall Necropolis
Nationality:
Soviet

Biography

When the in Warsaw born, who had a Polish father and Russian mother, Konstantin Rokossovsky became a Soviet general in 1941, out of propaganda reasons it was decided to change the place of birth in his biography in Velikiye Luki. A Soviet general off course could not have been born as a Polish citizen. At the same occasion it was decided to change his real first name from Kasimir into Konstantin.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General-major (Major-General)
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1941
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General-leitenant (Lieutenant-General)
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1942
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General-polkovnik (Colonel-General)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami Donskogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber Don Front)
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1943
Orden Suvorova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General army (Army-General)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami Tsentralnogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber Centrale Front)
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1943
Orden Kutuzova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza (Marshal of the Soviet Union)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami 1 Belorusskogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber 1e Wit-Russische Front)
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1944
Marshalskaya Zvezda
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza (Marshal of the Soviet Union)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami 1 Belorusskogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber 1e Wit-Russische Front)
Awarded on:
July 29th, 1944
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza (Marshal of the Soviet Union)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami 1 Belorusskogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber 1e Wit-Russische Front)
Awarded on:
July 29th, 1944
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza (Marshal of the Soviet Union)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami 1 Belorusskogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber 1e Wit-Russische Front)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1944
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza (Marshal of the Soviet Union)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami 2 Belorusskogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber 2e Wit-Russische Front)
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1945
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza (Marshal of the Soviet Union)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami 1 Belorusskogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber 1e Wit-Russische Front)
Awarded on:
March 30th, 1945
Orden Pobeda
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza (Marshal of the Soviet Union)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami 2 Belorusskogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber 2e Wit-Russische Front)
Awarded on:
June 1st, 1945
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza (Marshal of the Soviet Union)
Unit:
Komanduyushchy voiskami 2 Belorusskogo fronta (Opperbevelhebber 2e Wit-Russische Front)
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1945
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)

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