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Arthur Auwers

1838 - 1915

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Georg Friedrich Julius Arthur von Auwers (12 September 1838 – 24 January 1915) was a German astronomer. Auwers was born in Göttingen to Gottfried Daniel Auwers and Emma Christiane Sophie (née Borkenstein).He attended the University of Göttingen and worked at the University of Königsberg. He specialized in astrometry, making very precise measurements of stellar positions and motions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Auwers has received more than 19,001 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Arthur Auwers is the 110th most popular astronomer (up from 132nd in 2019), the 1,425th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,563rd in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Arthur Auwers ranks 110 out of 531Before him are Edward Charles Pickering, George Biddell Airy, Ernst Öpik, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, and Heinrich Schwabe. After him are Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, E. M. Antoniadi, Édouard Stephan, Henry Norris Russell, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, and Jeremiah Horrocks.

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Among people born in 1838, Arthur Auwers ranks 25Before him are Ōkuma Shigenobu, Camille Jordan, William Henry Perkin, Edward W. Morley, Anton Mauve, and 11th Dalai Lama. After him are Vladimir Markovnikov, Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg, Marià Fortuny, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Prince Louis, Count of Trani, and Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. Among people deceased in 1915, Arthur Auwers ranks 20Before him are Michel Bréal, Armand Peugeot, Sergei Taneyev, Émile Waldteufel, Edith Cavell, and Saitō Hajime. After him are Anna Leonowens, James Murray, Julius von Payer, Konstantin Makovsky, Anton von Werner, and Remy de Gourmont.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Arthur Auwers ranks 1,425 out of 6,142Before him are Vasily Radlov (1837), Hans Vaihinger (1852), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), Thomas Tuchel (1973), Elisabeth of the Palatinate (1618), and Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria (1654). After him are Hannah Höch (1889), Wilhelm Müller (1794), Jupp Derwall (1927), Oskar Gröning (1921), Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern (1890), and Frederick II, Elector Palatine (1482).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Arthur Auwers ranks 21Before him are Petrus Apianus (1495), David Fabricius (1564), Johann Elert Bode (1747), Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892), Reinhard Genzel (1952), and Heinrich Schwabe (1789). After him are Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (1921), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813), Hermann Goldschmidt (1802), Maria Margaretha Kirch (1670), and Johann Franz Encke (1791).