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Bernard Lyot

1897 - 1952

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Bernard Ferdinand Lyot (27 February 1897 in Paris – 2 April 1952 in Cairo) was a French astronomer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Lyot has received more than 26,284 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Bernard Lyot is the 150th most popular astronomer (up from 159th in 2019), the 2,030th most popular biography from France (up from 2,040th in 2019) and the 12th most popular French Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Bernard Lyot ranks 150 out of 531Before him are Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Giovanni Battista Hodierna, Peter Andreas Hansen, Guillaume Bigourdan, Eugène Joseph Delporte, and Hermann Carl Vogel. After him are George Phillips Bond, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, Jean Chacornac, Jacobus Kapteyn, Jean Picard, and Tobias Mayer.

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Among people born in 1897, Bernard Lyot ranks 96Before him are Lester B. Pearson, Arthur Greiser, Chen Cheng, Josep Pla, Eddie Eagan, and Alexandre Tansman. After him are Georgios Grivas, Manuel Ávila Camacho, George Szell, Fredric March, Herman J. Mankiewicz, and Tarjei Vesaas. Among people deceased in 1952, Bernard Lyot ranks 52Before him are Efim Bogoljubov, Luigi Fagioli, Hans Kramers, Princess Hilda of Nassau, Viktor Chernov, and Louise d'Orléans. After him are Hiranuma Kiichirō, Albert Forster, Kenwa Mabuni, Henri Winkelman, Solomiya Krushelnytska, and Eli Heckscher.

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In France

Among people born in France, Bernard Lyot ranks 2,030 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre Charron (1541), Abbo of Fleury (945), Jacques Lemercier (1585), Thomas Merton (1915), Aldegonde (639), and François Étienne de Kellermann (1770). After him are Richard, Duke of Burgundy (858), Henri Labrouste (1801), Geneviève Grad (1944), Odo III, Duke of Burgundy (1166), Thierry Sabine (1949), and Henriette of Cleves (1542).


Among astronomers born in France, Bernard Lyot ranks 12Before him are Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580), Édouard Stephan (1837), Alphonse Borrelly (1842), Pierre Janssen (1824), Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), and Guillaume Bigourdan (1851). After him are Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723), Jean Chacornac (1823), Jean Picard (1620), Auguste Charlois (1864), Dominique, comte de Cassini (1748), and Jean-Louis Pons (1761).