Igor Sikorsky

1889 - 1972

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Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky (Russian: И́горь Ива́нович Сико́рский, tr. Ígor' Ivánovich Sikórskiy; May 25, 1889 – October 26, 1972) was a Russian–American aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. His first success came with the S-2, the second aircraft of his design and construction. His fifth airplane, the S-5, won him national recognition as well as F.A.I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Igor Sikorsky has received more than 1,272,340 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Igor Sikorsky is the 39th most popular inventor (down from 31st in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 37th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Inventor.

Igor Sikorsky is most famous for inventing the first mass-produced helicopter.

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Among inventors, Igor Sikorsky ranks 39 out of 355Before him are Jimmy Wales, Konrad Zuse, William G. Morgan, John Herschel, Ernő Rubik, and Herman Hollerith. After him are Ismail al-Jazari, Abbas ibn Firnas, Isaac Singer, László Bíró, Elon Musk, and Richard Trevithick.

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Among people born in 1889, Igor Sikorsky ranks 13Before him are Edwin Hubble, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ante Pavelić, Anna Akhmatova, Arnold J. Toynbee, and Vaslav Nijinsky. After him are Idris of Libya, Manuel II of Portugal, Carl von Ossietzky, Gabriel Marcel, Otto Frank, and Gabriela Mistral. Among people deceased in 1972, Igor Sikorsky ranks 11Before him are Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Ezra Pound, and Maria Goeppert Mayer. After him are Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, Paul-Henri Spaak, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, and Erhard Milch.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Igor Sikorsky ranks 34 out of 913Before him are Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Stepan Bandera (1909), and Nestor Makhno (1888). After him are Sholem Aleichem (1859), George Gamow (1904), Grigory Zinoviev (1883), Joseph Roth (1894), Andrei Zhdanov (1896), and Viktor Yanukovych (1950).

Among INVENTORS In Ukraine

Among inventors born in Ukraine, Igor Sikorsky ranks 1After him are Oleg Antonov (1906).