Vladimir K. Zworykin

1888 - 1982

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Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin (Russian: Влади́мир Козьми́ч Зворы́кин, Vladimir Koz'mich Zvorykin; July 29 [O.S. July 17] 1888 – 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 371,834 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Vladimir K. Zworykin is the 98th most popular inventor (down from 79th in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from Russia (down from 267th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 98 out of 355Before him are Léon Theremin, Robert Noyce, James Hargreaves, Abraham-Louis Breguet, Cornelis Drebbel, and Sakichi Toyoda. After him are Henri Coandă, Charles-Émile Reynaud, Hiram Maxim, Taiichi Ohno, Claude Chappe, and Daniel Swarovski.

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Among people born in 1888, Vladimir K. Zworykin ranks 45Before him are Richard E. Byrd, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Carin Göring, August Kubizek, John Foster Dulles, and Katherine Mansfield. After him are Max Steiner, Ossip Zadkine, Ernst Heinkel, Thea von Harbou, Nikolay Shvernik, and Irving Berlin. Among people deceased in 1982, Vladimir K. Zworykin ranks 50Before him are Władysław Gomułka, Thelonious Monk, Hugo Theorell, Gershom Scholem, Meša Selimović, and Hermann Balck. After him are Takashi Shimura, Colin Chapman, Marty Feldman, Sobhuza II, Mario Del Monaco, and Bachir Gemayel.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir K. Zworykin ranks 319 out of 2,688Before him are Alexandre Kojève (1902), Michael Chekhov (1891), Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893), Alfred Schnittke (1934), and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875). After him are Dmitry of Uglich (1582), Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890), Nikolai Rubinstein (1835), Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), Jani Beg (1300), and Mathilde Kschessinska (1872).

Among INVENTORS In Russia

Among inventors born in Russia, Vladimir K. Zworykin ranks 3Before him are Alexander Stepanovich Popov (1859) and Léon Theremin (1896). After him are Nikolai Kardashev (1932), Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky (1862), Pavel Yablochkov (1847), Rostislav Alexeyev (1916), Ivan Kulibin (1735), and Ivan Polzunov (1728).