Nikolay Zhukovsky

1847 - 1921

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Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky (Russian: Никола́й Его́рович Жуко́вский, IPA: [ʐʊˈkofskʲɪj]; 17 January [O.S. 5 January] 1847 – 17 March 1921) was a Russian scientist, mathematician and engineer, and a founding father of modern aero- and hydrodynamics. Whereas contemporary scientists scoffed at the idea of human flight, Zhukovsky was the first to undertake the study of airflow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolay Zhukovsky has received more than 4,246 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Nikolay Zhukovsky is the 64th most popular engineer (up from 73rd in 2019), the 444th most popular biography from Russia (up from 498th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Russian Engineer.

Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847-1921) was a Russian scientist and engineer who is most famous for his work in aerodynamics. He was the first to propose the idea of a jet engine, and he also invented a propeller that was used on the first ever hydroplane.

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Over the past year Nikolay Zhukovsky has had the most page views in the with 65,185 views, followed by Ukrainian (3,647), and German (3,434). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mongolian (163.21%), Malagasy (81.79%), and Latin (74.15%)


Among engineers, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 64 out of 389Before him are Loránd Eötvös, Henry Gantt, Immanuel Nobel, Banū Mūsā, Valentin Glushko, and Kurt Gerstein. After him are Hans Kammler, Walter Dornberger, Paul Cornu, Jimmy Doolittle, Marcel Dassault, and Colin Chapman.

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Among people born in 1847, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 23Before him are Radomir Putnik, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Maria Pia of Savoy, Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, Bolesław Prus, and Catherine Dolgorukov. After him are Sergey Nechayev, Paul Langerhans, Frits Thaulow, Princess Leopoldina of Brazil, Camille Doncieux, and Galileo Ferraris. Among people deceased in 1921, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 30Before him are Engelbert Humperdinck, Oscar Montelius, Julius Richard Petri, Antoni Grabowski, Karl von Bülow, and Subramania Bharati. After him are Živojin Mišić, Hermann Schwarz, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, Yan Fu, Robert de Montesquiou, and Ivan Vazov.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 444 out of 3,761Before him are Lydia Litvyak (1921), Andrei Platonov (1899), Mehmed I Giray (1465), Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia (1691), Dmitry Utkin (1970), and Salawat Yulayev (1754). After him are False Dmitry II (1600), Patriarch Filaret of Moscow (1553), Yaroslav II of Vladimir (1191), Elsa Triolet (1896), Alexander Afanasyev (1826), and Dmitry Muratov (1961).

Among ENGINEERS In Russia

Among engineers born in Russia, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 8Before him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Alexei Kosygin (1904), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Andrei Tupolev (1888), Sergey Ilyushin (1894), and Viktor Belenko (1947). After him are Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Mikhail Mil (1909), Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906), Fedor Tokarev (1871), Ivan Sechenov (1829), and Vasily Degtyaryov (1880).