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Vladimir K. Zworykin

1888 - 1982

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Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (1888/1889 – July 29, 1982) was a Russian-American inventor, engineer, and pioneer of television technology. Zworykin invented a television transmitting and receiving system employing cathode ray tubes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir K. Zworykin has received more than 479,693 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Vladimir K. Zworykin is the 108th most popular inventor (down from 98th in 2019), the 382nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 318th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Inventor.

Vladimir K. Zworykin is most famous for inventing the cathode ray tube, or TV, in 1923.

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Among inventors, Vladimir K. Zworykin ranks 108 out of 354Before him are Robert Noyce, Taiichi Ohno, W. O. Bentley, Jacque Fresco, William Webb Ellis, and Joseph Pilates. After him are Zacharias Janssen, Mary the Jewess, André Michelin, Samuel Crompton, Percy Spencer, and Johann Philipp Reis.

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Among people born in 1888, Vladimir K. Zworykin ranks 50Before him are Ernst Heinkel, Irving Berlin, Fritz Klein, Max Steiner, W. O. Bentley, and John Foster Dulles. After him are Abul Kalam Azad, August Kubizek, Inayatullah Khan, Thea von Harbou, Heinrich Neuhaus, and Georgios Papandreou. Among people deceased in 1982, Vladimir K. Zworykin ranks 54Before him are Anna German, Hermann Balck, Vinoba Bhave, Bachir Gemayel, Philip Noel-Baker, and Meša Selimović. After him are Takashi Shimura, Sobhuza II, Mario Del Monaco, Colin Chapman, Eduardo Frei Montalva, and Leopold Trepper.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir K. Zworykin ranks 382 out of 3,262Before him are Bulat Okudzhava (1924), Velimir Khlebnikov (1885), Boris Nemtsov (1959), Leonid Andreyev (1871), Duchess Anna of Prussia (1576), and Svetlana Savitskaya (1948). After him are Anna Dostoevskaya (1846), Aleksandr Karelin (1967), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Mathilde Kschessinska (1872), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), and Naina Yeltsina (1932).

Among INVENTORS In Russia

Among inventors born in Russia, Vladimir K. Zworykin ranks 4Before him are Oleg Antonov (1906), Alexander Stepanovich Popov (1859), and Léon Theremin (1896). After him are Nikolai Kardashev (1932), Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky (1862), Lucien Olivier (1838), Pavel Yablochkov (1847), Ivan Kulibin (1735), Rostislav Alexeyev (1916), Ivan Polzunov (1728), and Oleg Losev (1903).