Andrei Sakharov

1921 - 1989

Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (Russian: Андре́й Дми́триевич Са́харов, IPA: [ɐnˈdrʲej dmʲiˈtrʲɪjevʲɪtɕ ˈsaxərəf]; 21 May 1921 – 14 December 1989) was a Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and human rights.He became renowned as the designer of the Soviet Union's RDS-37, a codename for Soviet development of thermonuclear weapons. Sakharov later became an advocate of civil liberties and civil reforms in the Soviet Union, for which he faced state persecution; these efforts earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrei Sakharov has received more than 995,747 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Andrei Sakharov ranks 48 out of 659Before him are Pieter Zeeman, Lise Meitner, Wolfgang Pauli, Thomas Young, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Léon Foucault. After him are James Chadwick, Christian Doppler, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Wilhelm Wien, Max Born, and Hermann von Helmholtz.

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Among people born in 1921, Andrei Sakharov ranks 5Before him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Alexander Dubček, Charles Bronson, and Astor Piazzolla. After him are Stanisław Lem, John Rawls, Suharto, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Yves Montand, Michael I of Romania, and Fawzia Fuad of Egypt. Among people deceased in 1989, Andrei Sakharov ranks 10Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Samuel Beckett, Herbert von Karajan, Konrad Lorenz, Sergio Leone, and Georges Simenon. After him are Ted Bundy, Elena Ceaușescu, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Osamu Tezuka, Andrei Gromyko, and Lee Van Cleef.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Andrei Sakharov ranks 66 out of 2,050Before him are Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Anna Pavlova (1881), Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Boris Godunov (1552), Valery Legasov (1936), and Peter Carl Fabergé (1846). After him are Anna of Russia (1693), Georgy Malenkov (1902), Wilhelm Wien (1864), Andrei Rublev (1360), Rurik (830), and Anatoly Dyatlov (1931).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Andrei Sakharov ranks 2Before him are Gustav Kirchhoff (1824). After him are Wilhelm Wien (1864), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Igor Tamm (1895), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Ilya Frank (1908), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Igor Kurchatov (1903), and Nikolay Basov (1922).

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