Yuri Kondratyuk

1897 - 1942

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Yuri Vasilievich Kondratyuk (real name Aleksandr Ignatyevich Shargei, Russian: Алекса́ндр Игна́тьевич Шарге́й, Ukrainian: Олександр Гнатович Шаргей) (21 June 1897 – February 1942) was a Ukrainian and Soviet engineer and mathematician. He was a pioneer of astronautics and spaceflight, a theoretician and a visionary who, in the early 20th century, developed the first known lunar orbit rendezvous (LOR), a key concept for landing and return spaceflight from Earth to the Moon. The LOR was later used for the plotting of the first actual human spaceflight to the Moon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Kondratyuk has received more than 224,583 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Yuri Kondratyuk is the 138th most popular engineer (up from 153rd in 2019), the 307th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 324th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Ukrainian Engineer.

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Among engineers, Yuri Kondratyuk ranks 138 out of 325Before him are Claude Dornier, Adrian Newey, Alexander Mozhaysky, John Smeaton, John Bagot Glubb, and Li Kui. After him are Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Eugene Stoner, Evgeny Paton, Pierre Berthier, Eduard Totleben, and Hellmuth Walter.

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Among people born in 1897, Yuri Kondratyuk ranks 119Before him are Štefan Tiso, Peter Högl, Marian Anderson, Lazare Ponticelli, Emil Leon Post, and John Bagot Glubb. After him are Otto Struve, Valentin Kataev, Bulbul, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, Jesse Douglas, and Elisabeth Bergner. Among people deceased in 1942, Yuri Kondratyuk ranks 86Before him are Leonid Kulik, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Henk Sneevliet, Dorando Pietri, Heber Doust Curtis, and Vera Figner. After him are Titus Brandsma, A. E. Waite, Walther von Lüttwitz, Konstantin Balmont, Charlie Christian, and Léon Daudet.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Yuri Kondratyuk ranks 307 out of 913Before him are Ruslana (1973), Aleksandr Medved (1937), Rostislav I of Kiev (1110), Jacques Bergier (1912), Ingeborg of Kiev (1100), and Volodymyr Vynnychenko (1880). After him are Otto Struve (1897), Valentin Kataev (1897), Isaac Boleslavsky (1919), Mila Kunis (1983), Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (1938), and Evgeny Lifshitz (1915).

Among ENGINEERS In Ukraine

Among engineers born in Ukraine, Yuri Kondratyuk ranks 6Before him are Sergei Korolev (1906), John Demjanjuk (1920), Borys Paton (1918), Valentin Glushko (1908), and Stephen Timoshenko (1878). After him are Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896), Arkhip Lyulka (1908), and Markus Reiner (1886).