Jānis Lūsis

1939 - 2020

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Jānis Lūsis (19 May 1939 – 29 April 2020) was a Latvian track and field athlete who competed in javelin throw. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jānis Lūsis has received more than 51,891 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Jānis Lūsis is the 41st most popular athlete (down from 8th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Latvia (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Athlete.

Jānis lūsis is most famous for its discovery in the late 1800s by a scientist named Ignaz Semmelweis. The discovery was made when Semmelweis observed that the death rate of mothers giving birth in the hospital dropped significantly when doctors washed their hands before delivering babies.

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Among athletes, Jānis Lūsis ranks 41 out of 3,059Before him are Shizo Kanakuri, Vasily Alekseyev, Coroebus of Elis, Ivan Patzaichin, Tommie Smith, and Mark Phillips. After him are Alberto Juantorena, Peter Norman, Valeriy Brumel, Ellery Harding Clark, Ville Ritola, and Sebastian Coe.

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Among people born in 1939, Jānis Lūsis ranks 110Before him are Jean Djorkaeff, Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria, Grace Slick, Dusty Springfield, Warda Al-Jazairia, and Marco Bellocchio. After him are Ali Mahdi Muhammad, Mark Margolis, Seamus Heaney, Fred Willard, Neil Sedaka, and Alexandros Panagoulis. Among people deceased in 2020, Jānis Lūsis ranks 106Before him are Lorenzo Sanz, Gérard Houllier, David Prowse, Abdul Halim Khaddam, Amadou Toumani Touré, and Sergio Rossi. After him are Nikolai Kapustin, Claude Brasseur, Fred Willard, Rocky Johnson, Ivry Gitlis, and Harry Gregg.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Jānis Lūsis ranks 31 out of 284Before him are Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1804), Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz (1751), Pēteris Vasks (1946), Frederick William, Duke of Courland (1692), Philippe Halsman (1906), and Frederick Casimir Kettler (1650). After him are Jānis Čakste (1859), Rainis (1865), Raimonds Pauls (1936), Wilhelm Kettler (1574), Abraham Isaac Kook (1865), and Jukums Vācietis (1873).

Among ATHLETES In Latvia

Among athletes born in Latvia, Jānis Lūsis ranks 1After him are Inese Jaunzeme (1932), Alfred Neuland (1895), Jānis Daliņš (1904), Afanasijs Kuzmins (1947), Dainis Kūla (1959), Juris Silovs (1950), Ursula Donath (1931), George Gulack (1905), Jānis Ķipurs (1958), Ilmārs Bricis (1970), and Ineta Radēviča (1981).