Nikolay Przhevalsky

1839 - 1888

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Nikolay Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky (or Prjevalsky; April 12 [O.S. March 31] 1839 – November 1 [O.S. October 20] 1888) was a Russian geographer of Polish descent (he was born in a Polish noble family), and a renowned explorer of Central and East Asia. Although he never reached his ultimate goal, the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet, he traveled through regions then unknown to the West, such as northern Tibet (modern Tibet Autonomous Region), Amdo (now Qinghai) and Dzungaria (now northern Xinjiang). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolay Przhevalsky has received more than 181,485 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Nikolay Przhevalsky is the 66th most popular explorer (down from 62nd in 2019), the 243rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 265th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Explorer.

Nikolay Przhevalsky was a Russian explorer who traveled to Mongolia and Tibet in the late 1800s. He is most famous for discovering the Tibetan wild ass, which he named the "Tibetan wild ass" or "Equus hemionus onager."

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Over the past year Nikolay Przhevalsky has had the most page views in the with 133,406 views, followed by English (24,028), and Polish (15,857). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bulgarian (225.64%), Ido (86.01%), and Latin (78.44%)


Among explorers, Nikolay Przhevalsky ranks 66 out of 498Before him are Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Diogo Dias, Yaqut al-Hamawi, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, and Davy Crockett. After him are Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, John Davis, Xu Fu, Alonso de Ojeda, Willem Schouten, and Jules Dumont d'Urville.

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Among people born in 1839, Nikolay Przhevalsky ranks 12Before him are Charles Sanders Peirce, Carol I of Romania, George Armstrong Custer, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, and Josephine Cochrane. After him are Emil Škoda, August Kundt, Machado de Assis, Princess Cecilie of Baden, Nikolay Bobrikov, and Ali Rıza Efendi. Among people deceased in 1888, Nikolay Przhevalsky ranks 9Before him are Frederick III, German Emperor, Rudolf Clausius, Carl Zeiss, John Stith Pemberton, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, and Louisa May Alcott. After him are Charles-Valentin Alkan, Anton Mauve, François Achille Bazaine, Ascanio Sobrero, Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, and Theodor Storm.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolay Przhevalsky ranks 243 out of 3,761Before him are Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Ivan Krylov (1769), Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Dmitri Ivanovsky (1864), Boris Nemtsov (1959), and Pitirim Sorokin (1889). After him are Arthur Adamov (1908), Viktor Zubkov (1941), Vasily Blyukher (1889), Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia (1876), Dmitry Yazov (1924), and Iziaslav I of Kiev (1024).

Among EXPLORERS In Russia

Among explorers born in Russia, Nikolay Przhevalsky ranks 1After him are Ferdinand von Wrangel (1797), Semyon Dezhnev (1605), Afanasy Nikitin (1500), Vladimir Arsenyev (1872), Mikhail Lazarev (1788), Nikolai Rezanov (1764), Aleksandra Potanina (1843), Alexander Andreyevich Baranov (1746), Vasily Tatishchev (1686), Yerofey Khabarov (1603), and Grigory Shelikhov (1747).