Valery Legasov

1936 - 1988

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Valery Alekseyevich Legasov (Russian: Валерий Алексеевич Легасов; 1 September 1936 – 27 April 1988) was a Soviet and Russian inorganic chemist and a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valery Legasov has received more than 5,262,491 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Valery Legasov is the 25th most popular chemist (down from 16th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Russia (down from 64th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Chemist.

Valery Legasov is most famous for being the deputy chief engineer of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. He was in charge of investigating the nuclear disaster that occurred in 1986.

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Among chemists, Valery Legasov ranks 25 out of 510Before him are Humphry Davy, Julius Lothar Meyer, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Albert Hofmann, Emil Fischer, and Justus von Liebig. After him are William Ramsay, Eduard Buchner, Edwin McMillan, Walther Nernst, Adolf von Baeyer, and Henri Moissan.

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Among people born in 1936, Valery Legasov ranks 10Before him are Yves Saint Laurent, Robert Redford, Sepp Blatter, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ken Loach, and Andrei Chikatilo. After him are Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, Mikhail Tal, Wilt Chamberlain, David Carradine, and Barack Obama Sr.. Among people deceased in 1988, Valery Legasov ranks 3Before him are Richard Feynman and Enzo Ferrari. After him are Nico, Georgy Malenkov, Ernst Ruska, Chet Baker, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Robert A. Heinlein, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Isidor Isaac Rabi, and Roy Orbison.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Valery Legasov ranks 90 out of 2,688Before him are Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Yaroslav the Wise (978), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), and Alexander Suvorov (1730). After him are Alexis of Russia (1629), Georgy Malenkov (1902), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Alexander Kerensky (1881), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), and Mikhail Lomonosov (1711).

Among CHEMISTS In Russia

Among chemists born in Russia, Valery Legasov ranks 2Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834). After him are Otto Wallach (1847), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Paul Karrer (1889), Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863), Nikolay Semyonov (1896), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Vladimir Markovnikov (1838), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), and Friedrich Konrad Beilstein (1838).