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Nikolaus Pevsner

born January 30th, 1902

Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner was a German-British art historian and architectural historian best known for his monumental 46-volume series of county-by-county guides, The Buildings of England (1951–74).

Nikolaus zu Dohna-Schlodien

born April 5th, 1879

Nikolaus Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlodien was a German naval officer and author.

Nikolay Bogolyubov

died February 13th, 1992

Nikolay Nikolayevich Bogolyubov, also transliterated as Bogoliubov and Bogolubov, was a Soviet and Russian mathematician and theoretical physicist known for a significant contribution to quantum field theory, classical and quantum statistical mechanics, and the theory of dynamical systems; he was the recipient of the 1992 Dirac Medal.

Nikolay Kamensky

December 27th, 1776 - May 4th, 1811

Count Nikolay Mikhailovich Kamensky was a Russian general who outlived his father, Field Marshal Mikhail Kamensky, by two years.

Nikolay Merkushkin

born February 5th, 1951

Nikolay Ivanovich Merkushkin is a Russian politician who served as Governor of Samara Oblast from 2012 to 2017 and as Head of the Republic of Mordovia from 1995 to 2012. From 24 January to 22 September 1995, he served as Chairman of the State Assembly of Mordovia.

Nikolay Przhevalsky

born April 12th, 1839

Nikolay Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky was a Russian geographer of Polish descent, and a renowned explorer of Central and East Asia.

Nikolay Semyonov

born April 15th, 1896

Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov , sometimes Semenov, Semionov or Semenoff was a Soviet physicist and chemist. Semyonov was awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the mechanism of chemical transformation.

Nikolay Sokolov (composer)

died March 27th, 1922

Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov was a Russian composer of classical music and a member of the circle that grew around the publisher Mitrofan Belyayev.

Nikolay Umov

born January 23rd, 1846

Nikolay Alekseevich Umov was a Russian physicist and mathematician known for discovering the concept of Umov-Poynting vector and Umov effect.

Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin

born February 22nd, 1849

Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin was a Russian mathematician.

Nikolay Zabolotsky

born May 7th, 1903

Nikolay Alekseyevich Zabolotsky was a prominent Soviet and Russian poet and translator.

Nikolay Zelinsky

born February 6th, 1861

Nikolay Dmitriyevich Zelinsky was a Russian and Soviet chemist. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union (1929).

Nikolay Zinin

died February 18th, 1880

Nikolay Nikolaevich Zinin was a Russian organic chemist.

Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou

born March 21st, 1986

Nikoleta 'Nikol' Kyriakopoulou is a Greek pole vaulter. Nikoleta was 8th at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021. She also won the bronze medal at the World Championships in Beijing in 2015 jumping 4.80m. During the 2015 season, she set five Greek records raising the bar to 4,83 meters. The same year, she became the first Greek athlete to win the IAAF Diamond League.

Nikolis Apostolis

died April 6th, 1827

Nikolis Apostolis was a Greek naval commander, leader of the Psarian fleet during the Greek War of Independence.

Nikoloz Tskitishvili

born April 14th, 1983

Nikoloz Tskitishvili is a Georgian former professional basketball player. At 7 feet tall, he played as forward-center. Tskitishvili was selected fifth overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2002 NBA draft. He also played for the senior Georgian national basketball team.

Nikos Aliagas

born May 13th, 1969

Nikos Aliagas is a Greek-French journalist and entertainer, known for being the host of the French reality program Star Academy and The Voice – La plus belle voix.

Nikos Anastopoulos

born January 22nd, 1958

Nikos Anastopoulos is a Greek former footballer who was one the most prolific strikers in the Greek league during the 1980s and widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the history of Greek football. With 29 goals he is the all-time top scorer for the Greece national football team. He is considered one of the greatest players in Olympiacos history, where he scored 159 goals in 291 official games for the Greek powerhouse and won the Bronze Boot as the third scorer in Europe in the 1982–83 season. Since retiring as a player he has become a football manager. The most recent club that he worked a manager is Super League 2 club Kalamata.

Nikos Gatsos

died May 12th, 1992

Nikos Gatsos was a Greek poet, translator and lyricist.

Nikos Gounaris

died May 5th, 1965

Nikos Gounaris was a Greek tenor who was enormously popular as a "pop" singer in the 1950s.

Nikos Kavvadias

died February 10th, 1975

Nikos Kavvadias was a Greek poet, writer and a sailor by profession. He used his travels around the world, the life at sea and its adventures, as powerful metaphors for the escape of ordinary people, outside the boundaries of reality. His poems are widely regarded as belonging to symbolism, and he has been characterized by some as a poète maudit.

Nikos Kazantzakis

born February 18th, 1883

Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer, journalist, politician, poet and philosopher. Widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in nine different years, and remains the most translated Greek author worldwide.

Nikos Kourbanas

born March 22nd, 1962

Nikos Kourbanas is a Greek retired football defender and later manager.

Nikos Kourkoulos

December 5th, 1934 - January 30th, 2007

Nikos Kourkoulos (Greek: Νίκος Κούρκουλος; December 5, 1934 in Athens, Greece – January 30, 2007) was a highly respected Greek theatrical and film performer, one of the most talented and recognizable actors in Greece of modern times. Kourkoulos is best known to Greek audiences for playing "Angelos Kreouzis" in Oratotis miden, but he also appeared in other movies such as To Homa vaftike kokkino, Exodos kindynou, O Astrapogiannos, O Katiforos among others.

Nikos Papazoglou

born March 20th, 1948

Nikolaos "Nikos" Papazoglou was a Greek singer-songwriter, musician, and producer from Thessaloniki.

Nikos Ploumpidis

born December 31st, 1901

Nikos Ploumpidis was in the leading cadre of the Greek Communist Party during the Second World War and a famous member of the wartime anti-Nazi resistance.

Nikos Sideris

born January 20th, 1952

Nikos Sideris, is a Greek psychiatrist, translator, poet and writer.

Nikos Skalkottas

born March 21st, 1904

Nikos Skalkottas was a Greek composer of 20th-century classical music. A member of the Second Viennese School, he drew his influences from both the classical repertoire and the Greek tradition. He also produced a sizeable amount of tonal music in the last phase of his musical creativity.

Nikos Xilouris

died February 8th, 1980

Nikos Xylouris, Cretan nickname: Psaronikos (Ψαρονίκος), was a Greek singer, Cretan Lyra player and composer, who was and remains to this day among the most renowned and beloved Greek folk musicians of all time. Xylouris' outstanding vocal ability and diverse discographic repertoire, which encompassed both rural traditional and urban orchestral music, managed to capture the essence of the Greek psyche, ethos and demeanor, rendering him extremely popular among the youth of his day, and making his work an essential part of the Great Greek Songbook. His remarkable artistic charisma, his appealing physical features and his enormous personal affability along with an onstage presence that Greek urban audiences always deemed majestic, inspiring and dignified earned him the honorific moniker Archangel of Crete which he is known by all across Greece, and especially in Athens. His songs continue to be played regularly on Greek radio stations, his contribution is universally recognized among his...

Nikos Zachariadis

born April 27th, 1904

Nikos Zachariadis (Greek: Νίκος Ζαχαριάδης; 27 April 1903 – 1 August 1973) was General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) from 1931 to 1956.

Nilesh Kulkarni

born April 3rd, 1973

Nilesh Moreshwar Kulkarni is a former Indian cricketer. He is a slow left-arm bowler and left-handed lower order batsman who stood large at 6 ft 4 inches (193 cm).

Nilla Pizzi

April 16th, 1919 - March 12th, 2011

Adionilla Pizzi, known by her stage name Nilla Pizzi, was an Italian singer and actress.
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