Alphonse Borrelly

1842 - 1926

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Alphonse Louis Nicolas Borrelly (December 8, 1842 – February 28, 1926) was a French astronomer. He joined the Marseille Observatory in 1864. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alphonse Borrelly has received more than 18,468 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Alphonse Borrelly is the 126th most popular astronomer (up from 137th in 2019), the 1,602nd most popular biography from France (up from 1,822nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 126 out of 644Before him are William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Cleveland Abbe, Eric Walter Elst, Ali Qushji, Hermann Goldschmidt, and Maria Mitchell. After him are Tom Gehrels, Annibale de Gasparis, Maslama al-Majriti, E. M. Antoniadi, John Goodricke, and Arthur Auwers.

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Among people born in 1842, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 32Before him are Édouard Lucas, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Jean Gaston Darboux, Giovanni Boldini, Johannes Zukertort, and Gaston, Count of Eu. After him are Vilhelm Thomsen, Mykola Lysenko, Ōyama Iwao, Nikolaos Gyzis, Georg Ritter von Schönerer, and Hugo Schuchardt. Among people deceased in 1926, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 34Before him are Mikao Usui, William Bateson, Ellen Key, Friedrich von Wieser, John Louis Emil Dreyer, and Knut Wicksell. After him are Émile Coué, Ugyen Wangchuck, Eino Leino, Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Théo van Rysselberghe, and Maria Letizia Bonaparte, Duchess of Aosta.

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Among people born in France, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 1,602 out of 6,770Before him are Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714), Philippa of Hainault (1314), Pierre Mendès France (1907), Patrick Dewaere (1947), André de Montbard (1103), and Marcel Renault (1872). After him are Claude, Duke of Guise (1496), Joseph Gallieni (1849), Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy (1260), Theobald III, Count of Champagne (1179), André Charles Boulle (1642), and Hugh of Cluny (1024).


Among astronomers born in France, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 10Before him are Pierre Janssen (1824), Pierre Méchain (1744), Jacques Cassini (1677), Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580), Jean Picard (1620), and Édouard Stephan (1837). After him are Auguste Charlois (1864), Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Guillaume Bigourdan (1851), Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723), Jean Chacornac (1823), and Bernard Lyot (1897).