Alexander Stepanovich Popov

1859 - 1906

Alexander Stepanovich Popov

Alexander Stepanovich Popov (sometimes spelled Popoff; Russian: Алекса́ндр Степа́нович Попо́в; March 16 [O.S. March 4] 1859 – January 13 [O.S. December 31, 1905] 1906) was a Russian physicist, who was one of the first persons to invent a radio receiving device.Popov's work as a teacher at a Russian naval school led him to explore high frequency electrical phenomena. On May 7, 1895, he presented a paper on a wireless lightning detector he had built that worked via using a coherer to detect radio noise from lightning strikes. This day is celebrated in the Russian Federation as Radio Day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Stepanovich Popov has received more than 331,581 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 61st most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Alexander Stepanovich Popov ranks 61 out of 323Before him are James Naismith, Elon Musk, Josephine Cochrane, Les Paul, George Eastman, and Henry Fox Talbot. After him are Louis Renault, John Browning, Henry Bessemer, Jimmy Wales, Frank Whittle, and John Deere.

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Among people born in 1859, Alexander Stepanovich Popov ranks 17Before him are Alfred Dreyfus, Yuan Shikai, Billy the Kid, Sholem Aleichem, Jean Jaurès, and Alexandre Millerand. After him are Jerome K. Jerome, Hugo Junkers, Verner von Heidenstam, Pierre Janet, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, and Venustiano Carranza. Among people deceased in 1906, Alexander Stepanovich Popov ranks 8Before him are Henrik Ibsen, Pierre Curie, Ludwig Boltzmann, Christian IX of Denmark, Archduke Otto of Austria, and Élie Ducommun. After him are Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Anton Arensky, Georgy Gapon, Mihály Zichy, Paul Drude, and Susan B. Anthony.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Stepanovich Popov ranks 181 out of 2,050Before him are Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), Ivan Shishkin (1832), Öz Beg Khan (1282), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), and Vladimir Propp (1895). After him are Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ilya Frank (1908), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), and Wladimir Köppen (1846).

Among INVENTORS In Russia

Among inventors born in Russia, Alexander Stepanovich Popov ranks 1After him are Vladimir K. Zworykin (1888), Nikolai Kardashev (1932), Léon Theremin (1896), Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky (1862), Pavel Yablochkov (1847), Ivan Kulibin (1735), and Rostislav Alexeyev (1916).

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