Nikolay Semyonov

1896 - 1986

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Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov (or Semënov), (Russian: Никола́й Никола́евич Семёнов; 15 April [O.S. 3 April] 1896 – 25 September 1986) was a Soviet physicist and chemist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolay Semyonov has received more than 98,873 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Nikolay Semyonov is the 158th most popular chemist (down from 128th in 2019), the 350th most popular biography from Russia (down from 251st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Chemist.

Nikolay Semyonov is most famous for his development of the first Soviet nuclear bomb.

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Among chemists, Nikolay Semyonov ranks 158 out of 510Before him are Joachim Frank, Robert F. Furchgott, Leo Baekeland, William C. Campbell, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, and Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier. After him are Paul Lauterbur, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jerome Karle, Johan August Arfwedson, Fritz Albert Lipmann, and Richard R. Ernst.

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Among people born in 1896, Nikolay Semyonov ranks 48Before him are Eugenio Montale, Paulino Alcántara, David Wechsler, Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Robert S. Mulliken, and Nobusuke Kishi. After him are A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse, Jimmy Doolittle, André Masson, Soghomon Tehlirian, and Mamie Eisenhower. Among people deceased in 1986, Nikolay Semyonov ranks 43Before him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Stanley Rous, Erik Bruhn, Robert S. Mulliken, Dean Reed, and Minoru Yamasaki. After him are Donna Reed, J. Allen Hynek, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Michel de Certeau, Otto Preminger, and Serge Lifar.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolay Semyonov ranks 350 out of 2,688Before him are Viktor Chernomyrdin (1938), Yury of Moscow (1281), Leonid Govorov (1897), Andrei Bely (1880), Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923), and Anton Arensky (1861). After him are Lila Kedrova (1918), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), Leonid Hurwicz (1917), Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), Nikolai Leskov (1831), and Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899).

Among CHEMISTS In Russia

Among chemists born in Russia, Nikolay Semyonov ranks 7Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Valery Legasov (1936), Otto Wallach (1847), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Paul Karrer (1889), and Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863). After him are Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Vladimir Markovnikov (1838), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), Friedrich Konrad Beilstein (1838), and Nikolay Beketov (1827).