Choibalsan, Khorloogiin

Date of birth:
February 8th, 1895 (Tsetsenkhansky aimak, China)
Date of death:
January 26th, 1952 (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
Mongolian (1924-1992, People's Republic)

Biography

Khorloogiin Choibalsan was born in Tsetsenchanskii ajmak on February 8th, 1895, then in China. Originally he was to become a Lamaistic Monk and came into contact with Russian Revolutionary during a visit to Siberia. He erected a revolutionary organisation in 1919 and joined the Damdin Sukhbataar in 1921 in order to make it into the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party.

In 1921 Soviet forces entered Urga and erected a Soviet State with Choibalsan as Deputy Miniter of War. He was appointed President of Mongolia on January 24th, 1929, a function he held until April 27th, 1930. On March 24th, 1939 he was appointed Prime Minister of Mongolia. He remained in office until his death on January 26th, 1952.

Promotions:
1936: Marshall.

Career:
1921: Deputy Minister of War;
January 2th, 1929 - April 27th, 1930: President Mongolia;
March 24th, 1939 - April 26th, 1952: Prime Minister Mongolia.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1941
Baatryn
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1941
Details:
Awarded retrospectively to go with the Hero Star after the order's institution on 27 September 1945.
Sukhbaataryn odon
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1945
Orden Suvorova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1945
Baatryn
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1945
Details:
Awarded retrospectively to go with the Hero Star after the order's institution on 27 September 1945.
Sukhbaataryn odon
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1945
Medal

Sources

  • Photo 1: Public Domain
  • Photo: Public domain
  • - Battushig, A., Mongolian Orders, Medals & Badges, Interpress Co.Ltd., Ulaanbaatar, 2005, ISBN 99929-2-225-7
    - ru.wikipedia.org
    - forum.faleristika.info

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