Shoqan Walikhanov

1835 - 1865

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Shokan Shyngysuly Valikhanov (Kazakh: Шоқан Шыңғысұлы Уәлихан, Şoqan Şyñğysūly Uälihan; Russian: Чокан Чингисович Валиханов), given name Muhammed Qanafiya (Kazakh: Мұхаммед Қанафия, Muhammed Qanafııa) (November 1835 – April 10, 1865) was a Kazakh scholar, ethnographer, historian and participant in the Great Game. He is regarded as the father of modern Kazakh historiography and ethnography. The Kazakh Academy of Sciences became the Ch.Ch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shoqan Walikhanov has received more than 117,339 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Shoqan Walikhanov is the 83rd most popular historian (down from 77th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Kazakhstan and the most popular Historian.

Shoqan Walikhanov is most famous for his work on the development of the Soviet space program. He was a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and helped to design the Soviet space shuttle Buran.

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Among historians, Shoqan Walikhanov ranks 83 out of 339Before him are Ephorus, Timaeus, Yuval Noah Harari, Georges Duby, Flavio Biondo, and George Ostrogorsky. After him are Al-Maqrizi, Sozomen, Alois Riegl, Tyrannius Rufinus, Andrea Alciato, and Sextus Julius Africanus.

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Among people born in 1835, Shoqan Walikhanov ranks 23Before him are William Stanley Jevons, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Nikolai Rubinstein, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, and Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Iwasaki Yatarō, Elisha Gray, Adolph Wagner, Hijikata Toshizō, Sai Baba of Shirdi, and Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Among people deceased in 1865, Shoqan Walikhanov ranks 15Before him are Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Heinrich Barth, Robert FitzRoy, and Elizabeth Gaskell. After him are Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz, Princess Sophie of Sweden, Shigechiyo Izumi, Kunisada, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, and Joseph Paxton.

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In Kazakhstan

Among people born in Kazakhstan, Shoqan Walikhanov ranks 12 out of 154Before him are Seljuk (902), Lavr Kornilov (1870), Akhmad Kadyrov (1951), Aslan Maskhadov (1951), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), and Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946). After him are Ablai Khan (1711), Dinmukhamed Kunaev (1912), Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev (1952), Muhammad Shaybani (1451), Akhmet Baitursynov (1872), and Aliya Moldagulova (1925).

Among HISTORIANS In Kazakhstan

Among historians born in Kazakhstan, Shoqan Walikhanov ranks 1