Nikolay Zhukovsky

1847 - 1921

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Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky (Russian: Никола́й Его́рович Жуко́вский, IPA: [ʐʊˈkofskʲɪj]; January 17 [O.S. January 5] 1847 – March 17, 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 3,300 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Nikolay Zhukovsky is the 61st most popular engineer (down from 52nd in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from Russia (down from 365th 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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Among engineers, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 61 out of 325Before him are Henry Gantt, Bjarne Stroustrup, Alexander Wienerberger, Jimmy Doolittle, Valdemar Poulsen, and Edward A. Murphy Jr.. After him are Loránd Eötvös, Masaru Ibuka, Borys Paton, Valentin Glushko, Henry Royce, and Karl von Terzaghi.

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Among people born in 1847, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 21Before him are Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Annie Besant, Maria Pia of Savoy, Radomir Putnik, Jean Casimir-Perier, and Sergey Nechayev. After him are Paul Langerhans, Catherine Dolgorukov, Bolesław Prus, Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, Galileo Ferraris, and Oscar Swahn. Among people deceased in 1921, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 25Before him are Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, Eugen Dühring, Hermann Schwarz, `Abdu'l-Bahá, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Fernand Khnopff. After him are Vladimir Korolenko, William II of Württemberg, Karl von Bülow, Oscar Montelius, Ignác Goldziher, and Robert de Montesquiou.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 387 out of 2,688Before him are Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Sergei Taneyev (1856), Semyon Dezhnev (1605), Andrey Bogolyubsky (1111), and Andre Geim (1958). After him are Velimir Khlebnikov (1885), Yakov Yurovsky (1878), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Rinat Dasayev (1957), Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893), and Nikolay Shvernik (1888).

Among ENGINEERS In Russia

Among engineers born in Russia, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 8Before him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Alexei Kosygin (1904), Andrei Tupolev (1888), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856), and Sergey Ilyushin (1894). After him are Viktor Belenko (1947), Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906), Ivan Sechenov (1829), Nikolai Polikarpov (1892), and Fedor Tokarev (1871).