Yuri Gagarin

1934 - 1968

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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling in the Vostok 1 capsule, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Gagarin has received more than 8,180,149 page views. His biography is available in 151 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 147 in 2019). Yuri Gagarin is the most popular astronaut, the 6th most popular biography from Russia (up from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Astronaut.

Yuri Gagarin was the first human to travel into space.

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Among astronauts, Yuri Gagarin ranks 1 out of 524After him are Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Gherman Titov.

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Among people born in 1934, Yuri Gagarin ranks 1After him are Charles Manson, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Leonard Cohen, Maggie Smith, Giorgio Armani, Albert II of Belgium, Carl Sagan, Judi Dench, Gene Cernan, and Nana Mouskouri. Among people deceased in 1968, Yuri Gagarin ranks 1After him are Martin Luther King Jr., Marcel Duchamp, Helen Keller, John Steinbeck, Padre Pio, Lise Meitner, Robert F. Kennedy, Otto Hahn, Trygve Lie, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Lev Landau.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Yuri Gagarin ranks 6 out of 2,688Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Lenin (1870), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), and Mikhail Gorbachev (1931). After him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Anton Chekhov (1860), Peter the Great (1672), Alexander Pushkin (1799), and Vladimir Putin (1952).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Russia

Among astronauts born in Russia, Yuri Gagarin ranks 1After him are Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Alexei Leonov (1934), Gherman Titov (1935), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Valeri Polyakov (1942), Valeri Kubasov (1935), Vladislav Volkov (1935), and Pavel Belyayev (1925).