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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 8,789,709 page views. His biography is available in 155 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 151 in 2019). Yuri Gagarin is the most popular astronaut, the 7th most popular biography from Russia (down from 6th 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 Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Charles Manson, Maggie Smith, Leonard Cohen, Albert II of Belgium, Giorgio Armani, Judi Dench, Carl Sagan, Gene Cernan, and Leonid Kravchuk. Among people deceased in 1968, Yuri Gagarin ranks 1After him are Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Marcel Duchamp, Lise Meitner, Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, Otto Hahn, Robert F. Kennedy, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, and Trygve Lie.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Yuri Gagarin ranks 7 out of 3,262Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Lenin (1870), Vladimir Putin (1952), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), and Mikhail Gorbachev (1931). After him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Anton Chekhov (1860), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Nicholas II of Russia (1868).

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), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Sergei Krikalev (1958), Valeri Polyakov (1942), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Vladislav Volkov (1935), and Valeri Kubasov (1935).