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 47,573 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jānis Lūsis is the 8th most popular athlete (up from 24th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Latvia (up from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Latvian 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 8 out of 3,055Before him are Abebe Bikila, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zátopek, Louis Zamperini, Spyridon Louis, and Luz Long. After him are Bob Beamon, Carl Lewis, Dana Zátopková, Dick Fosbury, Thomas Burke, and Ray Ewry.

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Among people born in 1939, Jānis Lūsis ranks 36Before him are Tzvetan Todorov, Clay Regazzoni, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Ratko Janev, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and Valeriy Lobanovskyi. After him are Wes Craven, Ray Manzarek, Romano Prodi, Barry Seal, Henry Mintzberg, and Marie Laforêt. Among people deceased in 2020, Jānis Lūsis ranks 41Before him are Paolo Rossi, Radomir Antić, Christopher Tolkien, Nexhmije Hoxha, Rob Rensenbrink, and Juliette Gréco. After him are Brian Dennehy, Dmitry Yazov, Per Olov Enquist, John Horton Conway, Manu Dibango, and Diana Rigg.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Jānis Lūsis ranks 7 out of 242Before him are Sergei Eisenstein (1898), Wilhelm Ostwald (1853), Mikhail Tal (1936), Mark Rothko (1903), Isaiah Berlin (1909), and Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761). After him are Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), and Ernst Gideon von Laudon (1717).

Among ATHLETES In Latvia

Among athletes born in Latvia, Jānis Lūsis ranks 1After him are Inese Jaunzeme (1932), Jānis Daliņš (1904), Afanasijs Kuzmins (1947), Dainis Kūla (1959), Juris Silovs (1950), Ilmārs Bricis (1970), Ineta Radēviča (1981), Viktors Ščerbatihs (1974), Jeļena Prokopčuka (1976), Andrejs Rastorgujevs (1988), and Ainārs Kovals (1981).