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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 3,631 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Nikolay Zhukovsky is the 77th most popular engineer (down from 61st in 2019), the 500th most popular biography from Russia (down from 386th in 2019) and the 9th 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 77 out of 323Before him are Marcel Dassault, Ross Brawn, Henry Royce, Viktor Belenko, Loránd Eötvös, and Adam Czerniaków. After him are Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Jack Swigert, Marcel Renault, Vannevar Bush, Józef Bem, and Henri Farman.

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Among people born in 1847, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 25Before him are Catherine Dolgorukov, Radomir Putnik, Sergey Nechayev, Paul Langerhans, Bolesław Prus, and Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo. After him are John Bates Clark, Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma, Galileo Ferraris, Jacob Schiff, Princess Leopoldina of Brazil, and Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg. Among people deceased in 1921, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 36Before him are Hara Takashi, Mykola Leontovych, Ivan Vazov, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Hermann Schwarz, and Subramania Bharati. After him are Matthias Erzberger, Nikolay Gumilyov, Georges Feydeau, Živojin Mišić, Yan Fu, and Lady Randolph Churchill.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 500 out of 3,262Before him are Viktor Belenko (1947), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917), Maria Spiridonova (1884), Ivan Maisky (1884), and Leonid Gaidai (1923). After him are Dmitry Muratov (1961), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Gavrila Derzhavin (1743), Rodion Shchedrin (1932), Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), and Sergey Akhromeyev (1923).

Among ENGINEERS In Russia

Among engineers born in Russia, Nikolay Zhukovsky ranks 9Before him are Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Alexei Kosygin (1904), Andrei Tupolev (1888), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856), Sergey Ilyushin (1894), and Viktor Belenko (1947). After him are Vasily Degtyaryov (1880), Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906), Ivan Sechenov (1829), Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Nikolai Polikarpov (1892), and Mikhail Mil (1909).