Igor Gouzenko

1919 - 1982

Igor Gouzenko

Igor Sergeyevich Gouzenko (Russian: Игорь Сергеевич Гузенко [ˈiɡərʲ sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɡʊˈzʲɛnkə]; January 26, 1919 – June 25, 1982) was a cipher clerk for the Soviet embassy to Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. He defected on 5 September 1945, three days after the end of World War II, with 109 documents on the USSR's espionage activities in the West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Igor Gouzenko has received more than 386,066 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,105th most popular writer.

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  • 48.99

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Igor Gouzenko ranks 3,100 out of 4,883Before him are Zulfiya, Ana Maria Machado, Asadi Tusi, Olivier de Serres, Luigi Capuana, and Michel Ocelot. After him are Andrew Marvell, Henrietta Szold, Banine, Philip Kerr, Jozef Miloslav Hurban, and Johann Fischart.

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Among people born in 1919, Igor Gouzenko ranks 146Before him are Paavo Aaltonen, Maria Lassnig, Lawrence Tierney, Kathleen Freeman, Vera Aceva, and Arthur Cronquist. After him are Roman Vlad, Pál Losonczi, Maurice Boitel, Julia Robinson, François Bordes, and Hau Pei-tsun. Among people deceased in 1982, Igor Gouzenko ranks 117Before him are Teinosuke Kinugasa, Leonid Utyosov, Douglas Bader, Allen Woodring, Carlos Vidal, and Maria Jeritza. After him are Karol Borsuk, Alfredo Ovando Candía, Lightnin' Hopkins, Johan Wilhelm Rangell, Lauri Virtanen, and Hitoshi Sasaki.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Igor Gouzenko ranks 180 out of 840Before him are Raymond Burr (1917), Hayden Christensen (1981), John Murray (1841), Eugene Levy (1946), Viola Desmond (1914), and Ethel Smith (1907). After him are Georges Vézina (1887), Chris Benoit (1967), Sandra Oh (1971), Alfred Aho (1941), Guy Laliberté (1959), and Harold Innis (1894).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, Igor Gouzenko ranks 8Before him are Margaret Atwood (1939), Saul Bellow (1915), Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Brian Tracy (1944), and Denis Villeneuve (1967). After him are David Shore (1959), Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Morrell (1943), Gordon R. Dickson (1923), Gabrielle Roy (1909), and Mordecai Richler (1931).

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