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Sergei Korolev

1906 - 1966

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Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (Russian: Сергей Павлович Королёв, tr. Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ kərɐˈlʲɵf] (listen); Ukrainian: Сергій Павлович Корольов, romanized: Serhiy Pavlovych Korol'ov, pronounced [serˈɦij ˈpɑu̯lowɪtʃ koroˈlʲɔu̯]; 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 1,611,617 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Sergei Korolev is the 9th most popular engineer (down from 8th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 23rd 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 9 out of 323Before him are Wernher von Braun, Gottlieb Daimler, Zhuge Liang, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Frederick Winslow Taylor, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. After him are Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, André Citroën, Anatoly Dyatlov, Alexei Kosygin, Otto Lilienthal, and Umberto Nobile.

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Among people born in 1906, Sergei Korolev ranks 17Before him are Kurt Gödel, Ilse Koch, Billy Wilder, Roberto Rossellini, Albert Hofmann, and Victor Vasarely. After him are Maria Goeppert Mayer, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Emmanuel Levinas, Sayyid Qutb, Ernst Ruska, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Among people deceased in 1966, Sergei Korolev ranks 8Before him are André Breton, Georges Lemaître, Alberto Giacometti, Anna Akhmatova, Buster Keaton, and Ken Miles. After him are Peter Debye, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Sayyid Qutb, Giuseppe Farina, and Chester W. Nimitz.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sergei Korolev ranks 29 out of 1,083Before him are Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Leonid Kuchma (1938), Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), and Wilhelm Reich (1897). After him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Nestor Makhno (1888), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Simon Wiesenthal (1908), and Grigory Zinoviev (1883).

Among ENGINEERS In Ukraine

Among engineers born in Ukraine, Sergei Korolev ranks 1After him are John Demjanjuk (1920), Valentin Glushko (1908), Yuri Kondratyuk (1897), Stephen Timoshenko (1878), Borys Paton (1918), Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896), Arkhip Lyulka (1908), Georgy Langemak (1898), and Markus Reiner (1886).