Andriyan Nikolayev

1929 - 2004

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Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolayev (Chuvash and Russian: Андриян Григорьевич Николаев; 5 September 1929 – 3 July 2004) was a Soviet cosmonaut. In 1962, aboard Vostok 3, he became the third Soviet cosmonaut to fly into space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andriyan Nikolayev has received more than 147,075 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Andriyan Nikolayev is the 19th most popular astronaut (up from 21st in 2019), the 375th most popular biography from Russia (down from 352nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Astronaut.

Andriyan Nikolayev is most famous for being the first human to orbit the Earth in space.

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Among astronauts, Andriyan Nikolayev ranks 19 out of 524Before him are Dennis Tito, Jim Lovell, John Young, Sigmund Jähn, David Scott, and Harrison Schmitt. After him are Edgar Mitchell, Svetlana Savitskaya, Ed White, James Irwin, Fred Haise, and Gus Grissom.

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Among people born in 1929, Andriyan Nikolayev ranks 90Before him are Paul Lauterbur, E. O. Wilson, Bob Newhart, Bernard Haitink, Vera Miles, and Ivar Giaever. After him are Nikolai Ryzhkov, Georgi Markov, Abdel Halim Hafez, Osamu Yamaji, Fred Phelps, and Gordon Moore. Among people deceased in 2004, Andriyan Nikolayev ranks 40Before him are Saizo Saito, Robert Merle, Arthur Hailey, Norberto Bobbio, Fanny Blankers-Koen, and Thomas Klestil. After him are Julius Axelrod, Ko Yong-hui, Gérard Debreu, John Pople, José López Portillo y Pacheco, and Masanori Tokita.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Andriyan Nikolayev ranks 375 out of 2,688Before him are Mengu-Timur (1235), Princess Louise of Prussia (1808), Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882), Sergey Nechayev (1847), Tamara Karsavina (1885), and Valentin Serov (1865). After him are Vasily Perov (1834), Dmitry Pavlov (1897), Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822), Leonid Andreyev (1871), Viktor Kulikov (1921), and Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Russia

Among astronauts born in Russia, Andriyan Nikolayev ranks 6Before him are Yuri Gagarin (1934), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Alexei Leonov (1934), and Gherman Titov (1935). After him are Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Valeri Polyakov (1942), Valeri Kubasov (1935), Vladislav Volkov (1935), and Pavel Belyayev (1925).