Asaph Hall

1829 - 1907

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Asaph Hall III (October 15, 1829 – November 22, 1907) was an American astronomer who is best known for having discovered the two moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos, in 1877. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asaph Hall has received more than 144,232 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Asaph Hall is the 63rd most popular astronomer (down from 46th in 2019), the 902nd most popular biography from United States (down from 719th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Astronomer.

Asaph Hall is most famous for discovering the moons of Mars.

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  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.73

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Over the past year Asaph Hall has had the most page views in the with 20,710 views, followed by Russian (3,816), and Italian (2,934). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mingrelian (234.02%), Uzbek (227.88%), and Manx (106.07%)


Among astronomers, Asaph Hall ranks 63 out of 644Before him are Johann Bayer, Antony Hewish, Pieter van Musschenbroek, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Johann Franz Encke, and Simon Marius. After him are Pierre Méchain, Albert Marth, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Abu Hanifa Dinawari, Arthur B. McDonald, and Eugene Merle Shoemaker.

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Among people born in 1829, Asaph Hall ranks 10Before him are August Kekulé, Chester A. Arthur, Anton Rubinstein, John Everett Millais, Auguste Beernaert, and Philip Sclater. After him are Theodor Billroth, Alfred Brehm, Anselm Feuerbach, Adolf Eugen Fick, Ranavalona II, and Elizabeth Siddal. Among people deceased in 1907, Asaph Hall ranks 14Before him are Hector Malot, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Alfred Jarry, Giosuè Carducci, Pierre Janssen, and Robert I, Duke of Parma. After him are Joseph Joachim, Jean Casimir-Perier, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Kato Svanidze, Princess Clémentine of Orléans, and Paula Modersohn-Becker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Asaph Hall ranks 902 out of 20,380Before him are Irving Fisher (1867), Magic Johnson (1959), Maya Angelou (1928), George A. Romero (1940), James Cromwell (1940), and Jimmy Connors (1952). After him are John B. Calhoun (1917), Richard Rorty (1931), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), Daniel Keyes (1927), Roy J. Glauber (1925), and Lewis Strauss (1896).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Asaph Hall ranks 10Before him are Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Vera Rubin (1928), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), William Alfred Fowler (1911), and Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868). After him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Percival Lowell (1855), Lewis A. Swift (1820), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), and Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941).