Mikhail Gurevich

Aerospace Engineer, Inventor

1893 – 1976

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Who was Mikhail Gurevich?

Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich was a Soviet aircraft designer, a partner of the famous MiG military aviation bureau.

Born to a family of a winery mechanic in a small township of Rubanshchina, in 1910 he graduated from gymnasium in Okhtyrka with the silver medal and entered the Mathematics department at Kharkiv University. After a year, for participation in revolutionary activities, he was expelled from the University and from the region and continued his education in Montpellier University, and then specialized in aeronautical engineering in SupaƩro, France.

In the summer 1914 Gurevich was visiting his home when World War I broke out. This and later the Russian Civil War interrupted his education. In 1925 he graduated from the Aviation faculty of Kharkov Technological Institute and worked as an engineer of the state company "Heat and Power".

In 1929 Gurevich moved to Moscow to pursue the career of aviation designer. In 1937 he headed a designer team in Polikarpov design bureau, and after 1939 was Vice Chief designer, after 1957 the Chief designer in Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau.

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Born
Jan 12, 1893
Kursk
Also known as
  • Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Russia
Profession
Education
  • Kharkiv University
Employment
  • Mikoyan
Died
Nov 25, 1976
Saint Petersburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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