Charles Dillon Perrine

1867 - 1951

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Charles Dillon Perrine (July 28, 1867 – June 21, 1951) was an American astronomer at the Lick Observatory in California (1893-1909) who moved to Cordoba, Argentina to accept the position of Director of the Argentine National Observatory (1909-1936). The Cordoba Observatory under Perrine's direction made the first attempts to prove Einstein's theory of relativity by astronomical observation of the deflection of starlight near the Sun during the solar eclipse of October 10, 1912 in Cristina (Brazil), and the solar eclipse of August 21, 1914 at Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire. Rain in 1912 and clouds in 1914 prevented results.In 1897 he was awarded the Lalande Prize and gold medal by the Paris Academy of Sciences given each year ″to the person who makes the most outstanding observation ... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Dillon Perrine has received more than 31,037 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Dillon Perrine is the 288th most popular astronomer (down from 264th in 2019), the 4,225th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,439th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Charles Dillon Perrine ranks 288 out of 532Before him are Wilhelm Gliese, James Edward Keeler, Richard Christopher Carrington, Cyril Jackson, André Patry, and Timocharis. After him are John Machin, Williamina Fleming, Johann III Bernoulli, Freimut Börngen, Klim Churyumov, and Lewis Boss.

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Among people born in 1867, Charles Dillon Perrine ranks 88Before him are Martin Kutta, William Speirs Bruce, Arnold Bennett, Ivan Grohar, Amy Beach, and George Andrew Reisner. After him are Max Jakob Friedländer, Dimitrios Gounaris, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Tevfik Fikret, Alfred Kerr, and Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein. Among people deceased in 1951, Charles Dillon Perrine ranks 86Before him are Lippo Hertzka, Bernhard Kellermann, Fréhel, Peter Cheyney, Henry Carton de Wiart, and Ernest Bevin. After him are Selim Palmgren, Mohammad-Taqi Bahar, István Friedrich, Karl Koller, Angelos Sikelianos, and Abanindranath Tagore.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Dillon Perrine ranks 4,225 out of 15,968Before him are Adolph Gottlieb (1903), Sean S. Cunningham (1941), Emily Deschanel (1976), Gregory Olsen (1945), Gig Young (1913), and Mädchen Amick (1970). After him are Louis Jordan (1908), Larry Brown (1940), Patti LuPone (1949), Mathew Brady (1822), Samuel Jones (1880), and Terrence Howard (1969).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Charles Dillon Perrine ranks 54Before him are Carl Keenan Seyfert (1911), Halton Arp (1927), Daniel Kirkwood (1814), Raymond Smith Dugan (1878), Charles T. Kowal (1940), and James Edward Keeler (1857). After him are Lewis Boss (1846), Benjamin Apthorp Gould (1824), Nancy Roman (1925), Paul W. Merrill (1887), Allan Sandage (1926), and Frank Elmore Ross (1874).