Namesakes

Nobel Prize Winners: 1 literature, 1 peace
(literature) Mikhail Sholokhov   1965  
(peace) Mikhail Gorbachev   1990  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 1 actor
Mikhail Baryshnikov   1948-  
Notable Athletes: 2 tennis, 1 chess
(chess) Mikhail Botvinnik   1911-1995  
(tennis) Mikhail Youzhny   1982-  
(tennis) Mischa Zverev (a.k.a. Mikhail)   1987-  
Notable Musicians: 2 composers
Mikhail Glinka   1804-1857     
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov   1859-1935     
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 physicist
Mikhail Lomonosov   1711-1765  
Notable Writers: 2 authors
Mikhail Lermontov   1814-1841  
Mikha'il Na'ima   1889-1988  
Olympic Medalists: 5 silver, 4 bronze, 2 gold/bronze, 1 gold
(bronze) Mikhail Ryzhak   1956   water polo  
(silver) Mikhail Krivonosov   1956   hammer throw  
(bronze) Mikhail Shakhov   1956   freestyle wrestling  
(silver) Mikhail Semyonov   1956; 1960   basketball  
(silver) Mikhail Studenetsky   1956   basketball  
(gold/bronze) Mikheil Korkia (a.k.a. Mikhail)   1972; 1976   basketball  
(gold) Mikhail Linge   1980   4x400 m relay  
(gold/bronze) Mikhail Ivanov   1980; 1988   water polo  
(bronze) Mikhail Giorgadze   1988   water polo  
(silver) Mikhail Shchennikov   1996   50 km walk  
(silver) Mikhail Polischuk   2008   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Misha Aloyan (a.k.a. Mikhail)   2012   boxing  
Other Leaders: 2 prime ministers, 1 general secretary/president
General Secretary/President Mikhail Gorbachev   1985-1991; 1990-1991   Soviet Union  
Prime Minister Mikhail Chigir   1994-1996   Belarus  
Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich   2010-2014   Belarus  
Russian Grand Dukes and Tsars: 2 tsars, 1 duke
Duke Mikhail   1174-1176  
Tsar Mikhail I   1613-1645  
Tsar Mikhail II   1917