Sergei Korolev

1906 - 1966

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Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (Russian: Сергей Павлович Королёв, tr. Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ kərɐˈlʲɵf] (listen); 12 January 1907 [O.S. 30 December 1906] – 14 January 1966) was a lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer during the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s. He is regarded by many as the father of practical astronautics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Korolev has received more than 1,418,521 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Sergei Korolev is the 8th most popular engineer (up from 9th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 21st in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Engineer.

Sergei Korolev was a Russian engineer and one of the key figures in the Soviet space program. He is most famous for being the chief designer of the first satellite, Sputnik 1, and the first human-made object to orbit the Earth.

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Among engineers, Sergei Korolev ranks 8 out of 325Before him are Gottlieb Daimler, Zhuge Liang, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Wernher von Braun, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, and Frederick Winslow Taylor. After him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Anatoly Dyatlov, Otto Lilienthal, André Citroën, and Umberto Nobile.

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Among people born in 1906, Sergei Korolev ranks 18Before him are Victor Vasarely, Albert Hofmann, Billy Wilder, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Ilse Koch, and Roberto Rossellini. After him are Josephine Baker, Emmanuel Levinas, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Ed Gein, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Among people deceased in 1966, Sergei Korolev ranks 7Before him are Walt Disney, André Breton, Buster Keaton, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Lemaître, and Anna Akhmatova. After him are Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, Giuseppe Farina, and Peter Debye.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sergei Korolev ranks 23 out of 913Before him are Élie Metchnikoff (1845), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), and Taras Shevchenko (1814). After him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Ivan Aivazovsky (1817), Trofim Lysenko (1898), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), and Vaslav Nijinsky (1889).

Among ENGINEERS In Ukraine

Among engineers born in Ukraine, Sergei Korolev ranks 1After him are John Demjanjuk (1920), Borys Paton (1918), Valentin Glushko (1908), Stephen Timoshenko (1878), Yuri Kondratyuk (1897), Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896), Arkhip Lyulka (1908), and Markus Reiner (1886).