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Famous People Named Nikolai  

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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Nikolai there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Nikolai to show that Nikolais have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Nikolais on this list might go by Nikolay, so this list also includes famous people named Nikolay. From actors named Nikolai to athletes named Nikolai, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Nikolai. This list includes well-known Nikolais like Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian classic writer Nikolai Gogol, and Russian former ice hockey player Nikolai Khabibulin.
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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 64 (1844-1908)
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral ...more
Nikolai Gogol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 43 (1809-1852)
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer of Ukrainian ethnicity. Russian and Ukrainian scholars debate whether or not Gogol was of their respective ...more
Nikolai Khabibulin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 46
Nikolai Ivanovich Khabibulin is a Russian retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He is known by his nickname The Bulin Wall He previously played for the Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, ...more
Nikolai Valuev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 45
Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev is a Russian former professional boxer. He is a former two-time WBA world heavyweight boxing champion, and the current record holder as the largest boxer ever to win a ...more
Nikolai Andrianov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)
Nikolai Yefimovich Andrianov was a Soviet/Russian gymnast. He held the record for men for the most Olympic medals at 15 until Michael Phelps surpassed him at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. ...more
Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 71
Josip Nikolai Peruzović, better known by his ring name of Nikolai Volkoff, is a professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation. Although the ...more
Nikolai Medtner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 71 (1880-1951)
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner was a Russian composer and pianist. A younger contemporary of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin, he wrote a substantial number of compositions, all of which ...more
Nikolai Kapustin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 81
Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin is a Russian composer and pianist. Kapustin studied piano with Avrelian Rubakh and subsequently with Alexander Goldenweiser at the Moscow Conservatory. During the ...more
Nikolay Davydenko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 37
Nikolay Vladimirovich Davydenko is a retired Russian tennis player. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 3 in November 2006. Davydenko's best result in a Grand Slam tournament ...more
Nikolai Lugansky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 46
Nikolai Lugansky is a Russian pianist from Moscow. At the age of five, before he had even started to learn the piano, he learned a Beethoven piano sonata completely by ear and performed it from ...more
Nikolai Demidenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 63
Nikolai Anatolievich Demidenko is a Soviet-Russian-born classical pianist. Demidenko studied at the Moscow Gnessin School with Anna Kantor and at the Moscow Conservatoire under Dmitri Bashkirov. ...more
Nikolay Shvernik is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 82 (1888-1970)
Nikolay Mikhailovich Shvernik was a Russian politician, who was the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from March 19, 1946 until March 15, 1953. Though the titular head ...more
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 66
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev is a Kazakh serial killer and cannibal. He was found to have killed seven women before he was caught in 1980 and it was suspected, that he may have killed more women. He was ...more
Nikolay Alekseyev is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 41 (1852-1893)
Nikolay Aleksandrovich Alekseyev was the elected mayor of Moscow in 1885–1893. Alekseyev is credited with construction of the city's first sanitation system, the first pressurized water supply ...more
Nikolay Mezentsov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Vladimirovich Mezentsov was a Russian statesman, adjutant general, and member of the State Council of Imperial Russia. Mezentsov began his military career in 1845. He participated in the ...more
Nikolai Nikolaeff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 37
Nikolai Nikolaeff is an Australian actor who is best known for his roles in the television series Sea Patrol, Power Rangers: Jungle Fury and Daredevil. Nikolaeff began acting at the age of ...more
Nikolai Budarin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 65
Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin is a Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He has also performed eight ...more
Nikolay Zimyatov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 63
Nikolay Semyonovich Zimyatov, name also spelled Nikolaj Zimjatov, is one of the most successful Soviet/Russian male cross-country skiers ever. He trained at Spartak and later at the Armed Forces ...more
Nikolay Kruglov, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 34
Nikolay Nikolayevich Kruglov is a retired Russian biathlete. His father, Nikolay Kruglov, was also a biathlete. Later he followed in his father's footsteps he has won a couple of medals with the ...more
Nikolai Kulemin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 32
Nikolay Vladimirovich Kulemin is a Russian professional ice hockey player. He is playing with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. Kulemin was selected by the Toronto Maple ...more
Nikolai Klyuev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 53 (1884-1937)
Nikolai Alekseevich Klyuev Russian: Николай Алексеевич Клюев, was a notable Russian poet. He was influenced by the symbolist movement, intense nationalism, and a love of Russian folklore. Born ...more
Nikolay Basov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 79 (1922-2001)
Nikolay Gennadiyevich Basov was a Soviet physicist and educator. For his fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics that led to the development of laser and maser, Basov shared the ...more
Nikolai Yezhov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 45 (1895-1940)
Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov or Ezhov was a Soviet secret police official under Joseph Stalin. He was head of the NKVD from 1936 to 1938, during the most severe period of Stalin's Great Purge. His ...more
Nikolay Skvortsov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
age 34
Nikolay Valeryevich Skvortsov is a butterfly swimmer from Russia, who won a silver and a bronze medal at the 2004 European Championships in Madrid, Spain. He swam for Russia at the 2004 Summer ...more
Nikolay Bobrikov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Dec. at 65 (1839-1904)
Nikolay Ivanovich Bobrikov; January 27 [O.S. January 15] 1839 in St. Petersburg – June 17, 1904 in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland was a Russian soldier and politician. Bobrikov became an ...more