Adriaan Blaauw

1914 - 2010

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Adriaan Blaauw (12 April 1914 – 1 December 2010) was a Dutch astronomer. Blaauw was born in Amsterdam to Cornelis Blaauw and Gesina Clasina Zwart, and studied at Leiden University and the University of Groningen, obtaining his doctorate at the latter in 1946. In 1948, he was appointed an associate professor at Leiden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adriaan Blaauw has received more than 18,551 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Adriaan Blaauw is the 232nd most popular astronomer (up from 258th in 2019), the 424th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 442nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Adriaan Blaauw ranks 232 out of 531Before him are Thomas Gold, John Michell, Agrippa, Henri Debehogne, Eleanor F. Helin, and James Glaisher. After him are Rudolph Minkowski, Didier Queloz, Halton Arp, James Edward Keeler, Johannes Schöner, and Wilhelm von Biela.

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Among people born in 1914, Adriaan Blaauw ranks 142Before him are Infante Gonzalo of Spain, George Tabori, Edmund Conen, Taizo Kawamoto, Koichi Oita, and Alfred Andersch. After him are John Ireland, Ehmetjan Qasim, Domènec Balmanya, Felice Borel, Dorival Caymmi, and Yuri Levitan. Among people deceased in 2010, Adriaan Blaauw ranks 135Before him are Corneille Guillaume Beverloo, Giulietta Simionato, Anna Walentynowicz, Rasim Delić, Cesare Siepi, and Manute Bol. After him are Ziba Ganiyeva, Leonid Kizim, John Leslie, Panajot Pano, Abraham Sutzkever, and Emilio Eduardo Massera.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Adriaan Blaauw ranks 424 out of 1,427Before him are Isaac Titsingh (1745), Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau (1634), Anthon van Rappard (1858), Tom Okker (1944), Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (1621), and Isaac Israëls (1865). After him are Frans Post (1612), Caesar van Everdingen (1616), Rudi Carrell (1934), Jan Akkerman (1946), Jacob van Eyck (1590), and Peter Hans Kolvenbach (1928).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Netherlands

Among astronomers born in Netherlands, Adriaan Blaauw ranks 10Before him are Tom Gehrels (1925), Cornelis Johannes van Houten (1920), Antonie Pannekoek (1873), Jacobus Kapteyn (1851), John Goodricke (1764), and Walter Lewin (1936). After him are Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin (1845), Michael van Langren (1598), Maarten Schmidt (1929), Dirk Brouwer (1902), Kees de Jager (1921), and Hendrik van Gent (1900).