George Koval

1913 - 2006

George Koval

George Abramovich Koval (Russian: Жорж (Георгий) Абра́мович Кова́ль, 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. According to Russian sources, Koval's infiltration of the Manhattan Project as a GRU (Soviet military intelligence) agent "drastically reduced the amount of time it took for Russia to develop nuclear weapons."Koval was born to Russian Jewish immigrants in Sioux City, Iowa. As an adult, he traveled with his parents to the Soviet Union to settle in the Jewish Autonomous Region near the Chinese border. Koval was recruited by the Soviet GRU (military intelligence), trained, and assigned the code name DELMAR. He returned to the United States in 1940 and was drafted into the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Koval has received more than 154,326 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8,971st most popular politician.

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  • 19

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  • 4.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.30

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Among politicians, George Koval ranks 8,925 out of 14,801Before him are Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel, Fayzulla Khodzhayev, Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich of Russia, Nicomedes II of Bithynia, Jack Lang, and Arthur Chung. After him are Cornelis Cort, Rudolf Beran, Xin Qiji, Al-Akhtal al-Taghlibi, Charles James Fox, and Imyremeshaw.

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Among people born in 1913, George Koval ranks 128Before him are Albert Cossery, Nikolai Amosov, Eiji Toyoda, Maria Tănase, Abraham Sutzkever, and Gig Young. After him are William Tolbert, Anthony Quayle, Géza Kalocsay, Eugene Odum, Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz, and Salvador Espriu. Among people deceased in 2006, George Koval ranks 129Before him are Gérard Oury, Mickey Spillane, Basil Poledouris, David Gemmell, Wilson Pickett, and Jean-François Revel. After him are Gerard Reve, Billy Preston, Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Georgios Rallis, Maynard Ferguson, and Rocío Dúrcal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Koval ranks 3,121 out of 12,171Before him are Joe Simon (null), Cheech Marin (1946), John C. Breckinridge (1821), Joseph Cornell (1903), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), and Ralph Bunche (1904). After him are Vinnie Vincent (1952), Ciara (1985), Kid Ory (1886), Dennis Farina (1944), Richard Hartshorne (1899), and Lauren German (1978).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Koval ranks 202Before him are Kamehameha V (1830), Elizabeth Monroe (1768), Lawrence Eagleburger (1930), Babushka Lady (1930), Charles J. Guiteau (1841), and John C. Breckinridge (1821). After him are Kamehameha IV (1834), Garret Hobart (1844), Black Hawk (1767), David Duke (1950), Winfield Scott (1786), and Kamehameha III (1814).