Sergei Winogradsky

1856 - 1953

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Sergei Nikolaievich Winogradsky (or Vinogradskiy; Ukrainian: Сергій Миколайович Виноградський; 1 September 1856 – 25 February 1953) was a Russian microbiologist, ecologist and soil scientist who pioneered the cycle-of-life concept.Winogradsky discovered the first known form of lithotrophy during his research with Beggiatoa in 1887. He reported that Beggiatoa oxidized hydrogen sulfide (H2S) as an energy source and formed intracellular sulfur droplets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Winogradsky has received more than 128,903 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Sergei Winogradsky is the 177th most popular biologist (up from 267th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 252nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ukrainian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Sergei Winogradsky ranks 177 out of 844Before him are Joshua Lederberg, Ana Aslan, John James Audubon, Gaspard Bauhin, Thomas Huckle Weller, and Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle. After him are Ferdinand Cohn, Oldfield Thomas, Antoine Béchamp, Nettie Stevens, John Lindley, and Mikhail Tsvet.

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Among people born in 1856, Sergei Winogradsky ranks 34Before him are Frank B. Kellogg, Mikhail Vrubel, Sergei Taneyev, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, and Hendrik Petrus Berlage. After him are Mahmud Shevket Pasha, Henri-Edmond Cross, Pedro Lascuráin, Hara Takashi, Émile Picard, and Carl David Tolmé Runge. Among people deceased in 1953, Sergei Winogradsky ranks 42Before him are Hans Reichenbach, Jean Epstein, Mary Anderson, Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, Wilhelm Stuckart, and Hank Williams. After him are Moïse Kisling, Otto Meissner, Johan Laidoner, Noe Zhordania, Bill Tilden, and Jacques Thibaud.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sergei Winogradsky ranks 180 out of 913Before him are Tamara Press (1937), Bruno Schulz (1892), Bion of Borysthenes (-325), Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (1819), Stephen Timoshenko (1878), and Yaropolk II of Kiev (1082). After him are Stanislaw Ulam (1909), Yevgeny Khaldei (1917), Nikolai Kapustin (1937), Pavel Popovich (1930), Natalia Sedova (1882), and Efim Bogoljubov (1889).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Ukraine

Among biologists born in Ukraine, Sergei Winogradsky ranks 4Before him are Élie Metchnikoff (1845), Trofim Lysenko (1898), and Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900). After him are Ludwik Fleck (1896), Waldemar Haffkine (1860), Alexander Georg von Bunge (1803), Michał Boym (1614), Ivan Martinov (1771), and Alexander Alfonsovich Grossheim (1888).