Alexei Leonov

1934 - 2019

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Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov (30 May 1934 – 11 October 2019) was a Soviet and Russian cosmonaut, Air Force major general, writer, and artist. On 18 March 1965, he became the first person to conduct a spacewalk, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for 12 minutes and 9 seconds. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexei Leonov has received more than 1,151,295 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Alexei Leonov is the 9th most popular astronaut, the 171st most popular biography from Russia (down from 157th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Astronaut.

Alexei Leonov is most famous for being the first human to conduct a spacewalk.

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Among astronauts, Alexei Leonov ranks 9 out of 556Before him are Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, Gene Cernan, Buzz Aldrin, Pete Conrad, and Vladimir Komarov. After him are John Glenn, Gherman Titov, Alan Shepard, Dennis Tito, Svetlana Savitskaya, and Valeri Polyakov.

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Among people born in 1934, Alexei Leonov ranks 30Before him are Shirley MacLaine, Empress Michiko, Manuel Noriega, Paul Ekman, Alan Bates, and Sydney Pollack. After him are Niklaus Wirth, Larisa Latynina, Ronald Wayne, Renata Scotto, Kurt Hamrin, and Richard Meier. Among people deceased in 2019, Alexei Leonov ranks 18Before him are Mohamed Morsi, Nuon Chea, Peter Fonda, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Karel Gott, and I. M. Pei. After him are Anna Karina, Franco Zeffirelli, Immanuel Wallerstein, Gordon Banks, Beji Caid Essebsi, and Zhores Alferov.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexei Leonov ranks 171 out of 3,761Before him are Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), El Lissitzky (1890), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), Alexei Navalny (1976), Vladimir Vernadsky (1863), and Johannes Blaskowitz (1883). After him are Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Öz Beg Khan (1282), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Yakov Sverdlov (1885), and Witold Pilecki (1901).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Russia

Among astronauts born in Russia, Alexei Leonov ranks 4Before him are Yuri Gagarin (1934), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), and Vladimir Komarov (1927). After him are Gherman Titov (1935), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Valeri Polyakov (1942), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Vladislav Volkov (1935), Valeri Kubasov (1935), and Yury Romanenko (1944).