Lyudmila Chernykh

1935 - 2017

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Lyudmila Ivanovna Chernykh (Russian: Людми́ла Ива́новна Черны́х, June 13, 1935 in Shuya, Ivanovo Oblast – July 28, 2017) was a Russian-born Soviet astronomer, wife and colleague of Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, and a prolific discoverer of minor planets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lyudmila Chernykh has received more than 35,278 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Lyudmila Chernykh is the 167th most popular astronomer (up from 169th in 2019), the 662nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 664th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Lyudmila Chernykh ranks 167 out of 532Before her are Eugène Joseph Delporte, Johann Hieronymus Schröter, Sergey Belyavsky, George Phillips Bond, Guillaume Le Gentil, and Jean Chacornac. After her are Franz Xaver von Zach, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, Antonio Abetti, Dominique, comte de Cassini, Robert Grant Aitken, and Mashallah ibn Athari.

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Among people born in 1935, Lyudmila Chernykh ranks 120Before her are Donald P. Bellisario, Orlando Peçanha, Franco Citti, Mário Coluna, Wang Hongwen, and Paul H. O'Neill. After her are Diane Ladd, Hans Tilkowski, Agne Simonsson, Khalil al-Wazir, Giovanni Lajolo, and Paula Rego. Among people deceased in 2017, Lyudmila Chernykh ranks 123Before her are Bill Paxton, Tsutomu Hata, Hans Schäfer, Anne Golon, Robert James Waller, and Quett Masire. After her are Félix Mourinho, Michael Parks, Christine Kaufmann, Kate Millett, Raymond Smullyan, and Manuel Sanchís Martínez.

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Among people born in Russia, Lyudmila Chernykh ranks 662 out of 2,688Before her are Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896), Ivan Vinogradov (1891), Vasily Aksyonov (1932), Sergei Sobolev (1908), Zeki Velidi Togan (1890), and Volin (1882). After her are Konstantin of Rostov (1185), Oleg Gordievsky (1938), Yakov Pavlov (1917), Meir Dagan (1945), Sergei Krikalev (1958), and Valeri Kharlamov (1948).


Among astronomers born in Russia, Lyudmila Chernykh ranks 3Before her are Nikolai Chernykh (1931) and Sergey Belyavsky (1883). After her are Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov (1935), Hermann von Struve (1854), Lyudmila Zhuravleva (1946), Vladimir Kotelnikov (1908), Benjamin Jekhowsky (1881), Pelageya Shajn (1894), Orest Khvolson (1852), Matvey Gusev (1826), and Aristarkh Belopolsky (1854).