Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky

1863 - 1944

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Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Проку́дин-Го́рский, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ prɐˈkudʲɪn ˈɡorskʲɪj] ; August 30 [O.S. August 18] 1863 – September 27, 1944) was a Russian chemist and photographer. He is best known for his pioneering work in colour photography and his effort to document early 20th-century Russia. Using a railway-car darkroom provided by Emperor Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorsky travelled the Russian Empire from around 1909 to 1915 using his three-image colour photography to record its many aspects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky has received more than 982,546 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky is the 134th most popular chemist (down from 91st in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 220th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Chemist.

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky was a Russian chemist and photographer who is most famous for his color photographs of Russia in the early 1900s.

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Over the past year Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky has had the most page views in the with 97,194 views, followed by Russian (88,375), and German (7,168). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (156.75%), Uzbek (91.13%), and Vietnamese (72.86%)


Among chemists, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 134 out of 602Before him are Ignacy Mościcki, Raymond Davis Jr., Wendell Meredith Stanley, Lars Onsager, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, and William Howard Stein. After him are Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Glenn T. Seaborg, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Joachim Frank, Kurt Wüthrich, and Willard Libby.

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Among people born in 1863, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 25Before him are Wilhelm Marx, Austen Chamberlain, Alexandre Yersin, Gaston Doumergue, Werner Sombart, and Max Wolf. After him are Franz Stuck, George Santayana, Heinrich Rickert, Reinhard Scheer, William Randolph Hearst, and Leo Baekeland. Among people deceased in 1944, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 43Before him are Gustav Bauer, Erich Hoepner, Antanas Smetona, Giovanni Gentile, Werner von Haeften, and Max Jacob. After him are Emilio De Bono, Kasturba Gandhi, Eduard Dietl, Hans-Valentin Hube, Mildred Harris, and Abbas II of Egypt.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 253 out of 3,761Before him are Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia (1876), Dmitry Yazov (1924), Iziaslav I of Kiev (1024), Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), and Pharnaces II of Pontus (-95). After him are Dmitry Ustinov (1908), Boris Shaposhnikov (1882), Fyodor Tolbukhin (1894), Alexander Luria (1902), Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia (1847), and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia (1891).

Among CHEMISTS In Russia

Among chemists born in Russia, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 7Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Paul Karrer (1889), Otto Wallach (1847), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Valery Legasov (1936), and Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899). After him are Nikolay Semyonov (1896), Vladimir Markovnikov (1838), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), Julia Lermontova (1847), and Friedrich Konrad Beilstein (1838).