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Mikhail Lomonosov

1711 - 1765

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Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (; Russian: Михаил (Михайло) Васильевич Ломоносов; 19 November [O.S. 8 November] 1711 – 15 April [O.S. 4 April] 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 696,564 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Mikhail Lomonosov is the 61st most popular physicist (down from 57th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Russia (down from 96th 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 61 out of 717Before him are Max Born, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Otto von Guericke, Gabriel Lippmann, Rudolf Clausius, and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson. After him are Peter Debye, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Lev Landau, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Otto Stern, and Robert Andrews Millikan.

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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, William IV, Prince of Orange, Laura Bassi, Barbara of Portugal, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Ablai Khan, and Georg Wilhelm Richmann. 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, Muhammad bin Saud, Alexis Clairaut, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Charles-André van Loo, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia, and Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Lomonosov ranks 99 out of 3,262Before him are Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Alexander Kerensky (1881), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857). After him are Vladimir Komarov (1927), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), and Sergey Kirov (1886).

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), Igor Kurchatov (1903), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Ilya Frank (1908), and Nikolay Basov (1922).