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Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky

1863 - 1944

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Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Прокудин-Горский, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej mʲɪxəjɫəvʲɪtɕ prəkudʲin ˈɡorskʲɪj] (listen); 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 color photography and his effort to document early 20th-century Russia.Using a railroad-car darkroom provided by Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorsky traveled the Russian Empire from around 1909 to 1915 using his three-image colour photography to record its many aspects. While some of his negatives were lost, the majority ended up in the US Library of Congress after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky has received more than 851,403 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 52 in 2019). Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky is the 91st most popular chemist (up from 101st in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 240th 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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Among chemists, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 91 out of 509Before him are Odd Hassel, Richard Kuhn, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Felix Hoffmann, Ernest Solvay, and Clara Immerwahr. After him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Harold Urey, Paul Hermann Müller, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Manfred Eigen, and Norman Haworth.

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Among people born in 1863, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 21Before him are Carlos I of Portugal, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Joaquín Sorolla, Vladimir Vernadsky, Austen Chamberlain, and Werner Sombart. After him are Franz Stuck, Alexandre Yersin, Wilhelm Marx, Gaston Doumergue, Reinhard Scheer, and George Santayana. Among people deceased in 1944, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 38Before him are Erich Hoepner, Kasturba Gandhi, Aristide Maillol, Wang Jingwei, Arthur Eddington, and Antanas Smetona. After him are Werner von Haeften, Gustav Bauer, Hilma af Klint, Giovanni Gentile, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, and Emilio De Bono.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 222 out of 3,262Before him are Ivan Krylov (1769), Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883). After him are Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), Gherman Titov (1935), Vasily Blokhin (1895), Yevdokiya Lopukhina (1669), Yermak Timofeyevich (1532), and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883).

Among CHEMISTS In Russia

Among chemists born in Russia, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ranks 7Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Otto Wallach (1847), Valery Legasov (1936), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Paul Karrer (1889), and Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899). After him are Nikolay Semyonov (1896), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Vladimir Markovnikov (1838), Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), Friedrich Konrad Beilstein (1838), and Nikolay Beketov (1827).