Charles Greeley Abbot

1872 - 1973

Charles Greeley Abbot

Charles Greeley Abbot (May 31, 1872 – December 17, 1973) was an American astrophysicist and the fifth secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, serving from 1928 until 1944. Abbot went from being director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, to becoming Assistant Secretary, and then Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution over the course of his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Greeley Abbot has received more than 44,210 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 33rd most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Charles Greeley Abbot ranks 33 out of 495Before him are Avempace, Fred Hoyle, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Wilhelm Schickard, Jamshīd al-Kāshī, and Johann Gottfried Galle. After him are Jan Oort, Riccardo Giacconi, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Adolphe Quetelet, Giovanni Schiaparelli, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

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Among people born in 1872, Charles Greeley Abbot ranks 18Before him are Louis Blériot, Richard Willstätter, Sergei Diaghilev, Anton Denikin, Paul Langevin, and Djemal Pasha. After him are Helena Rubinstein, Maurice Gamelin, Gotse Delchev, Sri Aurobindo, Jože Plečnik, and Aubrey Beardsley. Among people deceased in 1973, Charles Greeley Abbot ranks 31Before him are Pablo Casals, Gabriel Marcel, Víctor Jara, Karl Ziegler, Jacques Maritain, and Semyon Budyonny. After him are Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Selman Waksman, Walter Rudolf Hess, A. S. Neill, Ragnar Frisch, and Hans Albert Einstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Greeley Abbot ranks 517 out of 12,171Before him are Charles Goodyear (1800), Kurt Russell (1951), Faye Dunaway (1941), Harold Urey (1893), Jack Kirby (1917), and Gordon Allport (1897). After him are Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Michael Keaton (1951), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Bill Haley (1925), Kevin Spacey (1959), and Howard Hawks (1896).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Charles Greeley Abbot ranks 5Before him are Edwin Hubble (1889), Carl Sagan (1934), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), and Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958). After him are William Alfred Fowler (1911), Asaph Hall (1829), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Percival Lowell (1855), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), and Vera Rubin (1928).