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 104,912 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Asaph Hall is the 43rd most popular astronomer (up from 45th in 2019), the 660th most popular biography from United States (down from 653rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Astronomer.

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

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Among astronomers, Asaph Hall ranks 43 out of 532Before him are Fred Hoyle, Johann Bayer, Caroline Herschel, Clyde Tombaugh, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and Charles Greeley Abbot. After him are James Bradley, Simon Marius, Michel Mayor, Johann Palisa, Pierre Méchain, and Jérôme Lalande.

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Among people born in 1829, Asaph Hall ranks 8Before him are Oscar II of Sweden, Levi Strauss, August Kekulé, Anton Rubinstein, John Everett Millais, and Chester A. Arthur. After him are Auguste Beernaert, Alfred Brehm, Theodor Billroth, Anselm Feuerbach, Philip Sclater, and Ranavalona II. Among people deceased in 1907, Asaph Hall ranks 11Before him are Oscar II of Sweden, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Hector Malot, Henri Moissan, Joris-Karl Huysmans, and Alfred Jarry. After him are Giosuè Carducci, Marcellin Berthelot, Robert I, Duke of Parma, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Joseph Joachim, and Pierre Janssen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Asaph Hall ranks 660 out of 15,968Before him are Joan Crawford (1904), Michael Bloomberg (1942), Glenn Miller (1904), Magic Johnson (1959), Walter Matthau (1920), and Irving Langmuir (1881). After him are Larry Hagman (1931), John Lee Hooker (1917), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), and Hattie McDaniel (1893).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Asaph Hall ranks 7Before him are Edwin Hubble (1889), Carl Sagan (1934), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), and Charles Greeley Abbot (1872). After him are Percival Lowell (1855), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Lewis A. Swift (1820), J. Allen Hynek (1910), and Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941).