List of people in Taganrog

List of people in Taganrog

This is a list of famous people who have lived in Taganrog. Please add new people and also add the dates they lived in Taganrog, if known.

Actors, Performers, Cinema

* Sergei Bondarchuk, actor and film director, Oscar (Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film) of 1968, graduated from the "Taganrog School Num. 4" in 1938
* Pavel Derevyanko, actor, born in Taganrog in 1976
* Anatoly Anatolievich Durov, circus animal trainer, 1926-1928
* Elena Obraztsova - mezzo soprano, studied in 1954-1957
* Ivan Perestiani - Soviet actor and film director, one of the founding fathers of Georgian cinematography, born in Taganrog in 1870
* Faina Ranevskaya, actress, People's Artist of USSR, born in Taganrog in 1896
* Alexander Leonidovich Vishnevsky, actor, one of the founders of Moscow Art Theatre, and friend of Anton Chekhov. Like Chekhov, Vishnevsky was born and studied in Taganrog
* Zinoviy Vysokovskiy - People's Artist of Russia, born and lived in Taganrog in 1932-1956

Art & architecture

* Seraphima Blonskaya, artist, 1875-1947
* Victor Bregeda, surrealist artist, born in Taganrog in 1963
* Natalia Duritskaya, artist, born in Taganrog in 1960
* Arkhip Kuindzhi, artist, 1860-1865
* Ivan Martos, studied in the Taganrog Boys Gymnasium
* Konstantin Savitsky, artist, born in Taganrog in 1844
* Fyodor Schechtel, architect, three buildings in Taganrog, including the Chekhov Library
* Dmitri Sinodi-Popov, artist, born in Taganrog in 1855 and spent most of his life here
* Andrei Shtakenschneider, architect of the Alferaki Palace
* Vasily Slepchenko, artist, born in Taganrog in 1960
* William Frederick Yeames, British painter, born in Taganrog in 1835

Authors

*Vladimir Tan-Bogoraz, Russian anthropologist and writer, born and lived in Taganrog until 1886
* Igor Bondarenko, Soviet Russian writer, born in Taganrog in 1927
* Anton Chekhov, playwright and short-story writer, born in Taganrog in 1860
* Yevgeny Garshin, novelist and publisher, 1900-1911
* Dmitri Girs, writer, born in Taganrog in 1836
* Boris Izyumskiy, Soviet writer, studied in Taganrog
* Alexander Korsun, writer, studied and worked in Taganrog, 1826-1837,
* Nestor Kukolnik, playwright, poet and politician, 1857-1868
* Alexander Lakier, historian and founder of Russian heraldry, born and died in Taganrog
* Osip Notovich, writer, born and studied in Taganrog
* Boris Semenovich Ostrovsky, author or co-author of all English-teaching schoolbooks published in USSR and Russia, born in Taganrog in 1928
* Valentin Vladimirovich Ovechkin, writer, studied in 1913-1919, 1925-1931 and 1950s
* Valentin Parnakh, Poet, translator, choreographer. Founder of the Russian Jazz music. Born in Taganrog in 1891
* Sophia Yakovlevna Parnok, poet and translator, born in Taganrog in 1885
* Konstantin Paustovsky, writer, 1916
* Isaac Yakovlevich Pavlovsky (1853-1924) nihilist, journalist and writer, born in Taganrog
* Iosif Prut, playwright, born in Taganrog in 1900
* Alexander Pushkin, poet, stayed in June 1820
* Nikolay Fedorovich Sherbina, poet, 1820s-1850
* Konstantin Staniukovich, writer 1870-1871
* Mikhail Tanich - poet and songwriter, born in Taganrog in 1923
* Yelizaveta Tarakhovskaya, writer, poet, translator, born in Taganrog in 1891
* Ivan Vasilenko, writer, 1901-1966
* Eugeniusz Żytomirski, Polish poet, playwright, novelist. Born in Taganrog in 1911

Russian Czars

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* Peter I (Peter the Great) founder of Taganrog in 1698
* Alexander I died in Taganrog in 1825
* Louise of Baden (Yelizaveta Alexeevna) 1825-1826

Governors and Governors-General of Taganrog

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Military leaders, war heroes, revolutionaries, politicians

* Viktor Anpilov, Russian politician and trade unionist, studied and worked in Taganrog in 1960-1964/
* Boris Mikhailovich Belousov, USSR Minister of Engineering Industry in 1987-1989 and Soviet Minister of Defense Industry in 1989-1991, graduated from the Taganrog University (TSURE) in 1958.
* Peder Bredal or Pyotr Bredal, Russian Navy admiral of Norwegian descent, Commander and founder of Azov Fleet in 1735-1740
* Cornelius Cruys, Russian Navy admiral of Norwegian descent, Commander of Taganrog's fortress in 1698-1702, 1711
* Anton Denikin, Lieutenant-General, held in Taganrog General Headquarters from August 8, 1919 to December 23, 1919
* Ivan Furugelm, (Swedish spelling Johan Hampus Furuhjelm) vice-admiral, explorer, President of Russian-American Company, Governor of Taganrog in 1874-1876, Governor of Russian America, 1859-1863
* Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian patriot and military leader of Risorgimento, several visits in 1832-1833
* Leonid Gobyato, Russian general, inventor of the first Russian mortar, born and lived in Taganrog until 1887
* Ivan Golubets, USSR Hero, born in Taganrog in 1916, studied and worked in Taganrog until WWII
* Andrey Grechko, Marshal of USSR, military service in Taganrog in 1919-1926
* Konstantin Igelström, Decembrist, founded and headed the secret "Society of Military Friends" in 1818; settled in Taganrog in 1843, where he died in 1851
* Ivan Krasnov, Russian general responsible for defense of Taganrog during Siege of Taganrog in 1855
* Nikolay Krasnov, Russian lieutenant-general, hero of Crimean War, since 1850s until 1900
* Lev Kultshitskiy, rear-admiral, Governor of Taganrog in 1868-1873
* Pavel Stepanovich Kutakhov, Commander of USSR air forces since 1964, Marshal of air forces in 1972, twice USSR Hero, studied and worked in Taganrog in 1929-1935
* Mikhail Andrianovich Lavrov, admiral, polar explorer, Governor of Taganrog in 1857-1864
* Pavel Maksutov, rear-admiral, Governor of Taganrog in 1876-1882
* Semion Morozov, commissar of Taganrog antifashist resistance in WWII, posthumously USSR Hero, born (1914), lived and died (1943) in Taganrog
* Pavel Pereleshin, rear-admiral, Governor of Taganrog in 1865-1866
* Alexandre Remi, mayor-general, brother officer of Mikhail Lermontov, 1850s-1871
* Paul von Rennenkampf, general of Baltic German descent, 1917-1918
* Pyotr Schmidt, revolutionary, 1890-1893
* Georgy Sedov - Russian Arctic explorer, born in Taganrog's district in 1877
* Alexey Senyavin, admiral, commander of Taganrog's fortress in 1769-1774
* Ivan Shestakov, admiral, Governor of Taganrog in 1866-1868
* Nadezhda Sigida, revolutionary, born (1862) and lived in Taganrog, executed in 1889 (Kara katorga)
* Sokrates Starynkiewicz, general and governor of Warsaw, born in Taganrog in 1820
* Fyodor Ushakov, admiral, late 1770s
* Ioannis Varvakis, Greek patriot, benefactor and merchant, 1813-1825
* Ippolit Vogak, rear-admiral, Governor of Taganrog in 1885-1887
* Pavel Zelenoy, rear-admiral, Governor of Taganrog in 1882-1885

Music

* Achilles Alferaki, composer, 1846-1888
* Roman Bilyk, leader of the Russian pop band Zveri, born in 1977
* Adolf Brodsky, violinist, born in Taganrog in 1851
* Samuel Maykapar, composer, pianist and author of many pianoforte pieces for kids, 1867-1885
* Gaetano Molla, director of the Italian Opera in Taganrog, 1860s-1880s
* Valentin Parnakh, Poet, translator, choreographer. Founder of the Russian Jazz music. Born in Taganrog in 1891
* Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer, frequently stayed in his brother's house (Ippolit Tchaikovsky) in Taganrog
* Sovet Varelas, composer, born in Taganrog in 1923
* Vasily Zolotarev, composer, born in Taganrog in 1872

Pilots and Explorers

* Vitus Jonassen Bering, Russian-Danish navigator and explorer, 1711-1712
* Ivan Furugelm, (Finnish spelling Johan Hampus Furuhjelm) vice-admiral, explorer, President of Russian-American Company, Governor of Taganrog in 1874-1876, Governor of Russian America, 1859-1863
* Mikhail Andrianovich Lavrov, admiral, polar explorer, Governor of Taganrog in 1857-1864
* Yuri Malyshev, space pilot, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, studied in Taganrog in 1949-1959
* Viktor Pugachyov, Soviet Russian test pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union, inventor of the Pugachev's Cobra maneuver on Su-27.Born in Taganrog in 1948
* Georgy Sedov, Russian Arctic explorer, born in Taganrog district in 1877

Religion

* Saint Pavel of Taganrog, around 1825/1830-1879

cience

* Yevgeny Andreev, Privy Councilor, founder of the "Russian Technical Society", author of the law for the child labor (1882), born in Taganrog in 1829
* Sergey Dmitrievich Balukhatiy, bibliographer, academic, studied in Taganrog
* Robert Bartini, designer of amphibious aircraft, 1946-1952
* Nikolay Apollonovich Belelyubski, engineer, scientist, famous designer of bridges, graduated from Taganrog Boys Gymnasium in 1862
* Georgy Beriev, designer of amphibious aircraft, 1933-1970s
* Nikolay Bogoraz - Russian pioneer of phalloplasty and penile implant surgery, born and studied in Taganrog
* Leonid Gobyato, Russian general, inventor of the first Russian mortar, born and lived in Taganrog until 1887
* Hanon Izakson, designer of the first Soviet self-propelled farm machines, 1953-1985
* Alexandre Koyré, French philosopher, born in Taganrog in 1882
* Victor Litvinov, Soviet aircraft designer, responsible for mass production of military aircraft, Minister of the General Engineering Industry in 1965-1973, born in Taganrog in 1910.
* Mikhail Nagibin, honorary aircraft builder of the Soviet Union, born in Taganrog in 1930, worked in Taganrog until 1980.
* Vladimir Petlyakov, Soviet aircraft designer, born in a village near Taganrog, studied in Taganrog in 1899-1910
* Boris Podolsky, physicist, born in Taganrog in 1896
* Alexander Samarskiy, mathematician, studied in Taganrog
* Maria Smith-Falkner, economist, born in Taganrog in 1878
*Vladimir Tan-Bogoraz, Russian anthropologist and writer, born and lived in Taganrog until 1886

ports

* Oleg Perepetchenov, heavy athlete, bronze medal at the Olympic Games (2004) (category Men's 77 Kilograms), silver medal in the Weightlifting World Championship in 2002, graduate of David Rigert's weightlifting school in Taganrog
* David Rigert, heavy athletics World Champions (6 times), Olympic Champion (1976), European Champion (9 times), Soviet Union Champion (7 times), 63 world records and 69 USSR records, in Taganrog since 1990s and alderman at Taganrog City Council since 2004
* Igor Saprykin, Finswimming World Champion in 2004, several European Champion and Russia Champion titles, born in Taganrog in 1980
* Dmitriy Shevchenko, discus thrower, silver medalist at World and European Championships, born in Taganrog in 1968
* Nadezhda Slavinskaya-Belonenko (born Nadezhda Belonenko), tennis player, four-time USSR champion, in the national top ten tennis players in 1943-1955
* Sergey Superato, canoeist, gold medalist at World and European Championship in 1983, Soviet Union Champion, in Taganrog - 1976-1986
* Sergey Syrtsov, heavy athlete, 10 world records, silver medalist 1992, 1996, World Champion (2 times), European Champion in 1995, Champion of Russia in 1997, has lived in Taganrog since 1994
* Alexei Tishchenko, canoeist, gold medalist at European Championship in 1969, gold at World C. in 1970, Soviet Union Champion (9 times), born in 1943 and has lived in Taganrog
* Anatoli Tishchenko, canoeist, bronze medalist at Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, born in Taganrog
* Arkady Vyatchanin, swimmer, champion of Europe in 2006 (100-meter backstroke), has lived and trained in Taganrog since 1999.
* Arkady Fyodorovich Vyatchanin, swimmer, nine-time champion of RSFSR, coach of the Soviet Union swimming team in 1965-1971, has lived and worked in Taganrog since 1999


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