Mikhail Lomonosov

1711 - 1765

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Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (; Russian: Михаил (Михайло) Васильевич Ломоносов; November 19 [O.S. November 8] 1711 – April 15 [O.S. April 4] 1765) was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries were the atmosphere of Venus and the law of conservation of mass in chemical reactions. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, optical devices and others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Lomonosov has received more than 562,761 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Mikhail Lomonosov is the 57th most popular physicist (up from 62nd in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Russia (down from 86th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Physicist.

Mikhail Lomonosov is most famous for his contributions to the field of chemistry. He was the first to discover that air is composed of two different gases, oxygen and nitrogen.

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Among physicists, Mikhail Lomonosov ranks 57 out of 721Before him are James Chadwick, Otto von Guericke, Wilhelm Wien, Max Born, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, and Robert Andrews Millikan. After him are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, and Max von Laue.

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Among people born in 1711, Mikhail Lomonosov ranks 3Before him are David Hume and Qianlong Emperor. After him are Roger Joseph Boscovich, Laura Bassi, William IV, Prince of Orange, Barbara of Portugal, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Ablai Khan, and William Boyce. Among people deceased in 1765, Mikhail Lomonosov ranks 2Before him is Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Louis, Dauphin of France, Philip, Duke of Parma, Alexis Clairaut, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Muhammad bin Saud, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia, Edward Young, and Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Lomonosov ranks 96 out of 2,688Before him are Valery Legasov (1936), Alexis of Russia (1629), Georgy Malenkov (1902), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Alexander Kerensky (1881), and Mikhail Bakhtin (1895). After him are Boris Spassky (1937), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), and Alexander Alekhine (1892).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Mikhail Lomonosov ranks 4Before him are Gustav Kirchhoff (1824), Andrei Sakharov (1921), and Wilhelm Wien (1864). After him are Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Igor Tamm (1895), Ilya Frank (1908), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Nikolay Basov (1922), and Igor Kurchatov (1903).