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 698,978 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Alexei Leonov is the 9th most popular astronaut (down from 8th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Russia (up from 137th 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 524Before him are Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Vladimir Komarov, and Pete Conrad. After him are Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Gherman Titov, Dennis Tito, Jim Lovell, and John Young.

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Among people born in 1934, Alexei Leonov ranks 17Before him are Gene Cernan, Nana Mouskouri, Shirley MacLaine, Daniel Kahneman, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, and Ulrike Meinhof. After him are Manuel Noriega, Jane Goodall, Sydney Pollack, Paul Ekman, Vavá, and Stjepan Mesić. Among people deceased in 2019, Alexei Leonov ranks 9Before him are Jacques Chirac, Niki Lauda, Robert Mugabe, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Bruno Ganz, and Rutger Hauer. After him are Agnès Varda, Franco Zeffirelli, Doris Day, Peter Fonda, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Jeffrey Epstein.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexei Leonov ranks 125 out of 2,688Before him are Vasili III of Russia (1479), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899), and Anatoly Dyatlov (1931). After him are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Tokhtamysh (1342), Otto Wallach (1847), False Dmitry I (1581), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), and Vladimir Vysotsky (1938).

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), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Valeri Polyakov (1942), Valeri Kubasov (1935), Vladislav Volkov (1935), and Pavel Belyayev (1925).