George Koval

1913 - 2006

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George Abramovich Koval (Russian: Жорж (Георгий) Абрамович Коваль, IPA: [ˈʐorʐ (ɡʲɪˈorɡʲɪj) ɐˈbraməvʲɪtɕ kɐˈvalʲ] (listen), Zhorzh Abramovich Koval; December 25, 1913 – January 31, 2006) was an American who acted as a Soviet intelligence officer for the Soviet atomic bomb project. Koval's infiltration of the Manhattan Project as a GRU (Soviet military intelligence) agent reduced the time it took for Russia to develop nuclear weapons. Koval was born to Russian Jewish immigrants in Sioux City, Iowa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Koval has received more than 192,953 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. George Koval is the 9,407th most popular politician (down from 8,915th in 2019), the 3,565th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,119th in 2019) and the 218th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, George Koval ranks 9,407 out of 15,710Before him are Mieczysław Rakowski, Alvise Pisani, Ioannis Kolettis, Reginar I Longneck, Julius Leber, and Quim Torra. After him are Benigno Aquino III, Paul Poupard, Louis Michel, István Bethlen, Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, and Alvise I Mocenigo.

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Among people born in 1913, George Koval ranks 138Before him are Mark Robson, Alexander Kotov, René Schneider, Milivoj Ašner, Tokutaro Ukon, and Nicolas Grunitzky. After him are Géza Kalocsay, Maria Tănase, Charles Helou, Eugene Odum, Lilian Jackson Braun, and Salvador Espriu. Among people deceased in 2006, George Koval ranks 143Before him are Shoshana Damari, Yitzhak Kaduri, Paul Arizin, Anthony Franciosa, Mickey Spillane, and Gerard Reve. After him are Rudi Carrell, W. Montgomery Watt, Galina Ustvolskaya, Lars Korvald, Daniel Schmid, and Angelica Rozeanu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Koval ranks 3,565 out of 15,968Before him are Chris Tucker (1971), Juliette Lewis (1973), Dee Wallace (1948), Evelyn Keyes (1916), Joe Don Baker (1936), and Audre Lorde (1934). After him are Ben Turpin (1869), Dwight F. Davis (1879), Raymond Moody (1944), Paul Scheuring (1968), Anne Schedeen (1949), and Nolan North (1970).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Koval ranks 218Before him are James F. Byrnes (1882), John Paine (1870), Michael Dukakis (1933), John Podesta (1949), Charles Curtis (1860), and Joseph Jenkins Roberts (1809). After him are Dwight F. Davis (1879), John C. Breckinridge (1821), Leon Panetta (1938), Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), Spotted Elk (1826), and Lunalilo (1835).