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Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov
Birth: Nov. 10, 1919, Russia
Death: Dec. 23, 2013
Izhevsk
Udmurtia Republic, Russia

Russian Army General, Weapons Inventor. He invited and developed the AK-47 assault rifle, the most widespread and popular small arms weapon in history, with over 100 million made since it was perfected in 1947. A soldier in a Soviet Union tank regiment during World War II, his ideas for a new assault rifle came about while convalescing after being wounded in battle in 1942. The ideas came to fruition 5 years later with the "Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947". He rose to the rank of General in the post-World War II Soviet Red Army. 
 
Burial:
Federal Military Memorial Cemetery
Mytischi
Moscow Oblast, Russia
GPS (lat/lon): 55.92722, 37.67528
 
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Originally Created by: R.C.
Record added: Dec 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122067620
Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov
Added by: R.C.
 
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Greatest military invention since the M-1.
- Joseph Rodgers
 Added: Oct. 14, 2015
You were the inventor of the greatest implement of social equality ( "El cuerno de chivo!) that the world has ever known! God bless you, always! Your equalizer has done a lot of fighting back for those oppressed.
- Jaime B. D'Arcy-Garcia
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014
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