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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 astronautics. Along with the Frenchman Robert Esnault-Pelterie, the Germans Hermann Oberth and Fritz von Opel, 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 937,658 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Konstantin Tsiolkovsky is the 8th most popular engineer (up from 9th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from Russia 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 8 out of 323Before him are Mikhail Kalashnikov, Wernher von Braun, Gottlieb Daimler, Zhuge Liang, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, and Frederick Winslow Taylor. After him are Sergei Korolev, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, André Citroën, Anatoly Dyatlov, Alexei Kosygin, and Otto Lilienthal.

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Among people born in 1857, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky ranks 11Before him are Clara Zetkin, Joseph Conrad, Edward Elgar, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, and Henrik Pontoppidan. After him are William Howard Taft, Alfonso XII of Spain, Alfred Binet, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Eugen Bleuler, and Alexander of Battenberg. Among people deceased in 1935, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky ranks 9Before him are Fernando Pessoa, T. E. Lawrence, Józef Piłsudski, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, and Arthur Henderson. After him are Alban Berg, Astrid of Sweden, André Citroën, Auguste Escoffier, Charles Richet, and Carlos Gardel.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky ranks 98 out of 3,262Before him are Alexander Suvorov (1730), Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Alexander Kerensky (1881), and Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896). After him are Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Vasily Chuikov (1900), and Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926).

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), Viktor Belenko (1947), Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), Vasily Degtyaryov (1880), Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906), and Ivan Sechenov (1829).