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 828,146 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Arthur Eddington is the 43rd most popular astronomer (down from 26th in 2019), the 486th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 342nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular 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 43 out of 531Before him are Adolphe Quetelet, Jan Oort, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Charles Greeley Abbot, Giovanni Schiaparelli, and Simon Marius. After him are Henrietta Swan Leavitt, James Bradley, Asaph Hall, Fritz Zwicky, Clyde Tombaugh, and Ferdinand Verbiest.

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Among people born in 1882, Arthur Eddington ranks 37Before him are Jacques Maritain, A. A. Milne, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Princess Marie Bonaparte, and Hans Geiger. After him are Bela Lugosi, Nicolai Hartmann, Robert H. Goddard, Boris Shaposhnikov, René Coty, and Moritz Schlick. Among people deceased in 1944, Arthur Eddington ranks 36Before him are Glenn Miller, Louis Renault, Erich Hoepner, Kasturba Gandhi, Aristide Maillol, and Wang Jingwei. After him are Antanas Smetona, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Werner von Haeften, Gustav Bauer, Hilma af Klint, and Giovanni Gentile.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Eddington ranks 486 out of 7,765Before him are Arthur Balfour (1848), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Eadwig (940), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), and G. E. Moore (1873). After him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), Olivia Newton-John (1948), John Everett Millais (1829), John Bunyan (1628), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), and Daphne du Maurier (1907).

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 Fred Hoyle (1915). After him are James Bradley (1693), John Flamsteed (1646), Martin Ryle (1918), George Darwin (1845), William Lassell (1799), Stephen Gray (1666), Antony Hewish (1924), and William Huggins (1824).