August Kopff

1882 - 1960

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August Kopff (February 5, 1882 – April 25, 1960) was a German astronomer and discoverer of several comets and asteroids. Kopff studied and worked in Heidelberg, getting his PhD there in 1906 and he then joined the Humboldt University of Berlin where he became the Director of the Institute for Astronomical Calculation.He discovered some comets, including periodic comet 22P/Kopff and the non-periodic C/1906 E1. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Kopff has received more than 17,228 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. August Kopff is the 148th most popular astronomer (up from 186th in 2019), the 1,794th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,912th in 2019) and the 26th most popular German Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, August Kopff ranks 148 out of 532Before him are Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Johann Daniel Titius, Peter Andreas Hansen, Maximilian Hell, Nikolai Chernykh, and Gan De. After him are Otto Wilhelm von Struve, Liisi Oterma, Tobias Mayer, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Hermann Carl Vogel, and Henry Draper.

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Among people born in 1882, August Kopff ranks 85Before him are Lucien Petit-Breton, Yoshijirō Umezu, Artur Schnabel, Infanta María Teresa of Spain, Ernst von Weizsäcker, and Gian Francesco Malipiero. After him are Joaquín Turina, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Bronisław Huberman, William Halsey Jr., Eugène Joseph Delporte, and Fiorello H. La Guardia. Among people deceased in 1960, August Kopff ranks 55Before him are Dimitri Mitropoulos, Vicki Baum, Pierre Reverdy, Abram Ioffe, James Montgomery Flagg, and José Antonio Aguirre. After him are Edwin Fischer, Maurice de Broglie, Leonard Woolley, Alexandre Benois, St John Philby, and Véra Clouzot.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Kopff ranks 1,794 out of 5,289Before him are Hans Poelzig (1869), Georges J. F. Köhler (1946), Princess Maria Ferdinanda of Saxony (1796), Albert Bierstadt (1830), Richenza of Northeim (1087), and Otto Dietrich (1897). After him are Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse (1787), Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (1828), Walter Gotell (1924), Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann (1916), Johann Heinrich Schulze (1687), and Margarete Buber-Neumann (1901).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, August Kopff ranks 26Before him are David Fabricius (1564), Hermann Goldschmidt (1802), Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813), Andreas Cellarius (1596), Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (1921), and Arthur Auwers (1838). After him are Tobias Mayer (1723), Hermann Carl Vogel (1841), Wilhelm Beer (1797), Erasmus Reinhold (1511), Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745), and Johann Heinrich von Mädler (1794).