Andrei Sakharov


Born: 5/21/1921 in Moscow, Russia, USSR
Died: 12/14/1989
Age: 68
Cause of death: irregular heartbeat

Full name: Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov
Noted For: physicist; developed the hydrogen bomb for the Soviet Union. Awarded a Nobel Peace Prize (1975) for advocating human rights. Exiled as a political dissident in the U.S.S.R. (1980), then released (1986).

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