Vladimir Vernadsky

1863 - 1945

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Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky (Russian: Влади́мир Ива́нович Верна́дский; Ukrainian: Володи́мир Іва́нович Верна́дський; 12 March [O.S. 28 February] 1863 – 6 January 1945) was a Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet mineralogist and geochemist who is considered one of the founders of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and radiogeology. He is also known as the founder of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (now National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine). He is most noted for his 1926 book The Biosphere in which he inadvertently worked to popularize Eduard Suess' 1885 term biosphere, by hypothesizing that life is the geological force that shapes the earth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Vernadsky has received more than 185,573 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Vladimir Vernadsky is the 54th most popular biologist (up from 56th in 2019), the 217th most popular biography from Russia (down from 213th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Vladimir Vernadsky ranks 54 out of 844. Before him are Theodor Schwann, Hans Spemann, Hugo de Vries, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Albrecht Kossel, and Ernst Mayr. After him are François Jacob, John Edward Gray, Herman Boerhaave, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, and Dmitri Ivanovsky.

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Among people born in 1863, Vladimir Vernadsky ranks 19Before him are Swami Vivekananda, Alexandre Yersin, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Carlos I of Portugal, Werner Sombart, and Austen Chamberlain. After him are Abdul Karim, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Joaquín Sorolla, Wilhelm Marx, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, and Max Wolf. Among people deceased in 1945, Vladimir Vernadsky ranks 59Before him are Karl-Otto Koch, Stefan Banach, Georg Elser, Giovanni Agnelli, Odilo Globočnik, and Robert H. Goddard. After him are Kurt Knispel, Arthur Nebe, Fumimaro Konoe, René Lalique, Heinrich Wölfflin, and Franz Ziereis.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Vernadsky ranks 217 out of 2,688. Before him are Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853), and Vasily Smyslov (1921). After him are Bruno Taut (1880), Natalia Goncharova (1881), Vasily Blyukher (1889), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883), and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia (1891).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Russia

Among biologists born in Russia, Vladimir Vernadsky ranks 5Before him are Ivan Pavlov (1849), Peter Kropotkin (1842), Nikolai Vavilov (1887), and Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855). After him are Dmitri Ivanovsky (1864), Alexander Oparin (1894), Nikolay Pirogov (1810), Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov (1870), Alexander von Middendorff (1815), Nikolai Severtzov (1827), and Philipp Johann Ferdinand Schur (1799).