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Mikhail Frunze
Михаил Фрунзе
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People's Commissar for Military and Naval Affairs
In office
15 January 1925 – 31 October 1925
Premier Alexey Rykov
Party Aliases Mikhailov (Миха́йлов)
Arsenyev (Арсе́ньев)
Trifonych (Три́фоныч)
Pen Names Sergei Petrov (Серге́й Петро́в)
A. Shuisky (А. Шу́йский)
M. Mirsky (М. Ми́рский)
Preceded by Leon Trotsky
Succeeded by Kliment Voroshilov
Candidate member of the 13th Politburo
In office
2 June 1924 – 31 October 1925
Personal details
Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze

(1885-02-02)2 February 1885
Bishkek, Semirechye Oblast, Russian Turkestan, Russian Empire
Died 31 October 1925(1925-10-31) (aged 40)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Soviet
Political party RSDLP (Bolsheviks) (1903–1918)
All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) (1918–1925)

Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze (Russian: Михаи́л Васи́льевич Фру́нзе; 2 February 1885 – 31 October 1925) was a Bolshevik leader during and just prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Born in modern-day Kyrgyzstan, he became active with the Bolsheviks and rose to the rank of a major Red Army commander in the Russian Civil War of 1917–1918. He is best known for defeating Baron Peter von Wrangel in Crimea. The capital of the Kyrghyz SSR (modern Bishkek) was named in his honor from 1926 until 1991, when the Soviet Union was dissolved.

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