Andrei Tupolev

1888 - 1972

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Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev (Russian: Андрей Николаевич Туполев; 10 November [O.S. 29 October] 1888 – 23 December 1972) was a Soviet aeronautical engineer known for his pioneering aircraft designs as Director of the Tupolev Design Bureau. Tupolev was an early pioneer of aeronautics in Russia and served as a protégé of Nikolay Zhukovsky. Tupolev designed or oversaw the design of more than 100 types of civilian and military aircraft in the Soviet Union over 50 years, some of which set 78 world records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrei Tupolev has received more than 223,009 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Andrei Tupolev is the 23rd most popular engineer (down from 21st in 2019), the 199th most popular biography from Russia (down from 188th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Engineer.

Andrei Tupolev is most famous for designing and engineering the Tupolev TU-144, the first supersonic passenger jet.

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Among engineers, Andrei Tupolev ranks 23 out of 325Before him are Jack Kilby, Fritz Todt, Willy Messerschmitt, John Demjanjuk, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and Hans Albert Einstein. After him are José Echegaray, Hermann Oberth, Artem Mikoyan, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, William John Macquorn Rankine, and Philo of Byzantium.

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Among people born in 1888, Andrei Tupolev ranks 29Before him are Roland Garros, Alexander Friedmann, Anton Makarenko, Friedrich Olbricht, Eugene O'Neill, and Frits Zernike. After him are Selman Waksman, Inge Lehmann, Maurice Chevalier, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., and Josef Albers. Among people deceased in 1972, Andrei Tupolev ranks 20Before him are Paul Hausser, Paul-Henri Spaak, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Erhard Milch, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Dino Buzzati. After him are Talal of Jordan, Asta Nielsen, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Maurice Chevalier, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Max Theiler.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Andrei Tupolev ranks 199 out of 2,688Before him are Alexander Herzen (1812), Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Ilya Frank (1908), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Pitirim Sorokin (1889), and Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821). After him are Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), Alexander Stepanovich Popov (1859), Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), Witold Pilecki (1901), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), and Alla Pugacheva (1949).

Among ENGINEERS In Russia

Among engineers born in Russia, Andrei Tupolev ranks 5Before him are Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), and Alexei Kosygin (1904). After him are Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856), Sergey Ilyushin (1894), Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), Viktor Belenko (1947), Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906), and Ivan Sechenov (1829).