Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

1857 - 1935

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Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky (Russian: Константи́н Эдуа́рдович Циолко́вский; 17 September [O.S. 5 September] 1857 – 19 September 1935) was a Russian and Soviet rocket scientist who pioneered astronautic theory. Along with the Frenchman Robert Esnault-Pelterie, the Transylvanian German Hermann Oberth and the American Robert H. Goddard, he is one of the founding fathers of modern rocketry and astronautics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky has received more than 754,439 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Konstantin Tsiolkovsky is the 9th most popular engineer (up from 10th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from Russia (down from 90th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Engineer.

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky is most famous for his work in rocketry and space exploration. He was a pioneer in the field of astronautics and is often called "the father of rocketry."

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Among engineers, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky ranks 9 out of 325Before him are Zhuge Liang, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Wernher von Braun, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Frederick Winslow Taylor, and Sergei Korolev. After him are Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Anatoly Dyatlov, Otto Lilienthal, André Citroën, Umberto Nobile, and Alexei Kosygin.

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Among people born in 1857, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky ranks 10Before him are Clara Zetkin, Edward Elgar, Joseph Conrad, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, and Karl Adolph Gjellerup. After him are Henrik Pontoppidan, Alfonso XII of Spain, Ruggero Leoncavallo, William Howard Taft, Alfred Binet, and Theo van Gogh. Among people deceased in 1935, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky ranks 9Before him are T. E. Lawrence, Fernando Pessoa, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, Alban Berg, and Józef Piłsudski. After him are Arthur Henderson, Astrid of Sweden, Auguste Escoffier, André Citroën, Carlos Gardel, and Charles Richet.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky ranks 98 out of 2,688Before him are Georgy Malenkov (1902), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Alexander Kerensky (1881), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), and Boris Spassky (1937). After him are Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Alexander Alekhine (1892), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), and Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797).

Among ENGINEERS In Russia

Among engineers born in Russia, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky ranks 2Before him are Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919). After him are Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Alexei Kosygin (1904), Andrei Tupolev (1888), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856), Sergey Ilyushin (1894), Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), Viktor Belenko (1947), Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906), and Ivan Sechenov (1829).