Antonia Maury

1866 - 1952

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Antonia Caetana de Paiva Pereira Maury (March 21, 1866 – January 8, 1952) was an American astronomer who was the first to detect and calculate the orbit of a spectroscopic binary. She published an important early catalog of stellar spectra using her own system of stellar classification, which was later adopted by the International Astronomical Union. She also spent many years studying the binary star Beta Lyrae. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonia Maury has received more than 57,503 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Antonia Maury is the 244th most popular astronomer (down from 234th in 2019), the 3,647th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,001st in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Antonia Maury ranks 244 out of 532Before her are Francis Baily, Didier Queloz, Jérôme Eugène Coggia, Alexis Bouvard, Theodor von Oppolzer, and Johannes Schöner. After her are Christopher Hansteen, Seth Carlo Chandler, Gottfried Kirch, Alvan Graham Clark, Jean Richer, and Geminiano Montanari.

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Among people born in 1866, Antonia Maury ranks 63Before her are Kazys Grinius, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Ernest William Brown, Erik Ivar Fredholm, Robert Broom, and Elizabeth von Arnim. After her are Franz von Bayros, Paul Lincke, James J. Corbett, Tristan Bernard, Pyotr Lebedev, and Charles Mangin. Among people deceased in 1952, Antonia Maury ranks 76Before her are René Grousset, Matrona Nikonova, Theodoros Pangalos, Juan Yagüe, Sameera Moussa, and Maurice De Waele. After her are Jack Conway, Edward S. Curtis, Adolf Busch, Mauno Pekkala, Petros Persakis, and Constant Permeke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Antonia Maury ranks 3,647 out of 15,968Before her are Earl Boen (1945), Mayim Bialik (1975), Jesse Ventura (1951), Huey Long (1893), Robert Stack (1919), and Mitchell Feigenbaum (1944). After her are Ed Asner (1929), Rocky Graziano (1919), Ron McGovney (1962), Jersey Joe Walcott (1914), Elizabeth Loftus (1944), and Sasha Grey (1988).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Antonia Maury ranks 43Before her are Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906), Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), George Ellery Hale (1868), and William Wallace Campbell (1862). After her are Seth Carlo Chandler (1846), Alvan Graham Clark (1832), William Cranch Bond (1789), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), Carl Keenan Seyfert (1911), and Halton Arp (1927).