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Benjamin Jekhowsky

1881 - 1975

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Benjamin Jekhowsky (Russian: Вениамин Павлович Жеховский, born 1881 in Saint-Petersburg (Russia), died in 1975, Encausse-les-Thermes (France)) was a Russian–French astronomer, born in Saint-Petersburg in a noble family of a Russian railroad official. After attending Moscow University, he worked at the Paris Observatory beginning in 1912. Later he worked at the Algiers Observatory (at the time, Algeria was a colony of France), where he became known as a specialist in celestial mechanics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin Jekhowsky has received more than 13,171 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Benjamin Jekhowsky is the 415th most popular astronomer (down from 377th in 2019), the 1,694th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,398th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Benjamin Jekhowsky ranks 415 out of 531Before him are Willem Jacob Luyten, Elizabeth Roemer, Nicolas Fatio de Duillier, Alenush Terian, Joel Stebbins, and Herbert Hall Turner. After him are William Wilson Morgan, Audouin Dollfus, George Herbig, George Henry Peters, Edwin Foster Coddington, and Albert George Wilson.

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Among people born in 1881, Benjamin Jekhowsky ranks 156Before him are Dora Boothby, Henri Laurent, Heinrich Burger, Henri Grégoire, Robert Esnault-Pelterie, and Eleanor Farjeon. After him are Tommy Burns, Lou Tellegen, Eugénie Cotton, Eulalio Gutiérrez, Clive Bell, and Abram Deborin. Among people deceased in 1975, Benjamin Jekhowsky ranks 183Before him are Boris Babochkin, Toti Dal Monte, Jacob Bjerknes, Erik Adlerz, Erico Verissimo, and Oliver Nelson. After him are Hermann Paul Müller, Arthur Bliss, Argemiro, Thomas Hart Benton, Carl O. Sauer, and Antonio Vojak.

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Among people born in Russia, Benjamin Jekhowsky ranks 1,694 out of 3,262Before him are Sergey Urusevsky (1908), Vladimir Bortko (1946), Alexander Esenin-Volpin (1924), Vladislav Surkov (1964), Dima Bilan (1981), and Boris Borisovich Golitsyn (1862). After him are Rostislav Plyatt (1908), Andrei Gavrilov (1955), Karandash (1901), Peter Clodt von Jürgensburg (1805), Klaus-Dieter Sieloff (1942), and Aleksandr Gorshkov (1946).


Among astronomers born in Russia, Benjamin Jekhowsky ranks 10Before him are Hermann von Struve (1854), Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov (1935), Vladimir Kotelnikov (1908), Lyudmila Zhuravleva (1946), Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kozyrev (1908), and Lyudmila Karachkina (1948). After him are Pelageya Shajn (1894), Orest Khvolson (1852), Matvey Gusev (1826), Aristarkh Belopolsky (1854), and Pavel Shternberg (1865).