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 13,380 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Alphonse Borrelly is the 123rd most popular astronomer (up from 124th in 2019), the 1,623rd most popular biography from France (up from 1,637th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 123 out of 532Before him are William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, E. M. Antoniadi, John Louis Emil Dreyer, Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters, Ali Qushji, and Giovanni Battista Hodierna. After him are Harlow Shapley, Eric Walter Elst, Édouard Stephan, James Van Allen, Russell Alan Hulse, and Andreas Cellarius.

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Among people born in 1842, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 31Before him are Jean Gaston Darboux, Giovanni Giolitti, Johannes Zukertort, Édouard Lucas, James Dewar, and Gaston, Count of Eu. After him are Arkhip Kuindzhi, Nikolaos Gyzis, Ōyama Iwao, Catherine Eddowes, Charles Cros, and Mykola Lysenko. Among people deceased in 1926, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 36Before him are Ellen Key, Friedrich von Wieser, Ugyen Wangchuck, Knut Wicksell, Annie Oakley, and John Louis Emil Dreyer. After him are Émile Coué, Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Robert Todd Lincoln, Théo van Rysselberghe, Eino Leino, and Maria Letizia Bonaparte, Duchess of Aosta.

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Among people born in France, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 1,623 out of 5,234Before him are Marcel Aymé (1902), Jean Tirole (1953), Pierre Auguste Cot (1837), Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911), William Kennedy Dickson (1860), and Honoré V, Prince of Monaco (1778). After him are Georges Delerue (1925), Félix Savart (1791), Georges Bidault (1899), André Martinet (1908), Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy (1360), and Jean-Antoine Nollet (1700).


Among astronomers born in France, Alphonse Borrelly ranks 9Before him are Jérôme Lalande (1732), Pierre Janssen (1824), Jacques Cassini (1677), Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580), Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (1713), and Jean Picard (1620). After him are Édouard Stephan (1837), Guillaume Bigourdan (1851), Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Auguste Charlois (1864), Bernard Lyot (1897), and Guillaume Le Gentil (1725).