Arthur Eddington

1882 - 1944

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Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. He was also a philosopher of science and a populariser of science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Eddington has received more than 1,070,020 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Arthur Eddington is the 37th most popular astronomer (up from 43rd in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 486th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Astronomer.

Arthur Eddington is most famous for his work on the theory of relativity and the bending of light.

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Among astronomers, Arthur Eddington ranks 37 out of 644Before him are Johann Gottfried Galle, Wilhelm Schickard, Martin Ryle, Adolphe Quetelet, Michel Mayor, and Jamshīd al-Kāshī. After him are Fred Hoyle, Robert Woodrow Wilson, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Jan Oort, Sosigenes of Alexandria, and Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille.

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Among people born in 1882, Arthur Eddington ranks 35Before him are Edward Hopper, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Charles Ponzi, Emmerich Kálmán, Hans Geiger, and A. A. Milne. After him are Jacques Maritain, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, René Coty, Bela Lugosi, Robert H. Goddard, and Princess Marie Bonaparte. Among people deceased in 1944, Arthur Eddington ranks 31Before him are Milena Jesenská, Galeazzo Ciano, Louis Renault, Henning von Tresckow, Wang Jingwei, and Friedrich Olbricht. After him are Aristide Maillol, Glenn Miller, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Nikolai Vatutin, Erwin von Witzleben, and Gustav Bauer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Eddington ranks 404 out of 8,785Before him are Edward the Confessor (1003), Richard Owen (1804), A. A. Milne (1882), Daniel Craig (1968), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), and Jackie Stewart (1939). After him are Peter Brook (1925), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Charles Lyell (1797), Henry Moseley (1887), and Bob Hoskins (1942).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, Arthur Eddington ranks 4Before him are Edmond Halley (1656), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), and Martin Ryle (1918). After him are Fred Hoyle (1915), William Lassell (1799), Antony Hewish (1924), John Flamsteed (1646), James Bradley (1693), Stephen Gray (1666), George Darwin (1845), and Adelard of Bath (1075).