Nikolai Polikarpov

1892 - 1944

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Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov (Russian: Никола́й Никола́евич Полика́рпов; 9 June [O.S. 28 May] 1892 – 30 July 1944) was a Soviet aeronautical engineer and aircraft designer, known as the "King of Fighters". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Polikarpov has received more than 43,172 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Nikolai Polikarpov is the 100th most popular engineer (down from 93rd in 2019), the 641st most popular biography from Russia (down from 602nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Russian Engineer.

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Over the past year Nikolai Polikarpov has had the most page views in the with 57,200 views, followed by English (9,027), and Polish (3,834). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (185.98%), Turkish (102.53%), and Malagasy (90.22%)


Among engineers, Nikolai Polikarpov ranks 100 out of 389Before him are Valdemar Poulsen, Ivan Sechenov, Hans Ledwinka, George Cayley, Vasily Degtyaryov, and Hertha Ayrton. After him are Harry Nyquist, Viktor Kaplan, Adrian Newey, Henry Darcy, Eupalinos, and Carlo Abarth.

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Among people born in 1892, Nikolai Polikarpov ranks 94Before him are Reinhold Niebuhr, Konstantin Paustovsky, Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, Alice Ball, Radola Gajda, and Djuna Barnes. After him are Agnes Smedley, Ivan Šubašić, Dietrich von Saucken, Edoardo Agnelli, Ludwig Crüwell, and Erich Brandenberger. Among people deceased in 1944, Nikolai Polikarpov ranks 100Before him are Manuel L. Quezon, Aliya Moldagulova, Hannah Szenes, Agustín Barrios, Artur Phleps, and Kurt Gerron. After him are Ulrich von Hassell, Andrey Sheptytsky, Ethel Smyth, Petr Ginz, Emanuel Ringelblum, and Józef Beck.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Polikarpov ranks 641 out of 3,761Before him are Vladimir Demikhov (1916), Pavel Tsitsianov (1754), Oleg Popov (1930), Vladimir Shukhov (1853), Vasily Degtyaryov (1880), and Mikhail Nesterov (1862). After him are Sergei Ivanov (1953), Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904), Ivan Maisky (1884), Lilya Brik (1891), Valery Chkalov (1904), and Pavel Dybenko (1889).

Among ENGINEERS In Russia

Among engineers born in Russia, Nikolai Polikarpov ranks 15Before him are Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Mikhail Mil (1909), Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906), Fedor Tokarev (1871), Ivan Sechenov (1829), and Vasily Degtyaryov (1880). After him are Yevgeny Dragunov (1920), Sergei Khrushchev (1935), Georgy Shpagin (1897), Georgy Babakin (1914), Mikhail Yangel (1911), and Alexei Tupolev (1925).