Yuri Danilov

Yuri Nikiforovich Danilov Russian: Юрий Никифорович Данилов; 13 August [O.S. 1 August] 1866 – 3 February 1937) served as General of the Infantry in the Russian Army during World War I.

Yuri Nikiforovich Danilov
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Native name
Юрий Никифорович Данилов
Born(1866-08-13)13 August 1866
Kiev, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire
Died3 February 1937(1937-02-03) (aged 70)
Paris, France
Allegiance Russian Empire
 Russian SFSR
Russia White Movement
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Red Army
Russian Republic Volunteer Army
RankGeneral of Infantry
Battles/warsWorld War I

From 1907 to 1914, Danilov was in charge of the Intelligence Section of Russian Main Staff of the Imperial Russian Army.[1]

At the start of World War I, Danilov was appointed Quartermaster general for the Imperial Russian Army. He was known as 'Danilov the Black'.[2]

He was third in command after Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich and his chief of staff Nikolai Yanushkevich.

With the Tsar's decision to take personal command of the army at the front in August 1915, both the Grand Duke and Danilov lost their positions. Appointed to the Northern Front, Danilov served as commander of 25th corps (1915–1916), chief of staff of the Northern Front (1916–1917), and commander of the 5th Army (29 April – 9 September 1917).

After the October Revolution of 1917, he emigrated to Paris, France, where he remained until his death on 3 February 1937.


  1. ^ Secret Soldiers of the Revolution by Raymond W. Leonard, Greenwoodpress, 1999.[page needed]
  2. ^ Buttar, Prit (2016). Collision of Empires, The War on the Eastern Front in 1914. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. pp. 373, 376. ISBN 9781472813183.


  • Россия в мировой войне 1914—1915 гг. — Берлин, 1924.
    • German translation: Russland im Weltkriege, 1914-1915. Jena. 1925.
    • French translation: La Russie dans la guerre mondiale (1914-1917). Traduction française d'Alexandre Kaznakov. Payot. 1927
  • The Red Army. Foreign Affairs, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Oct., 1928), pp. 96–109.

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