New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Charles Piazzi Smyth

1819 - 1900

Photo of Charles Piazzi Smyth

Icon of person Charles Piazzi Smyth

Charles Piazzi Smyth (3 January 1819 – 21 February 1900) was an Italian-born British astronomer who was Astronomer Royal for Scotland from 1846 to 1888; he is known for many innovations in astronomy and, along with his wife Jessica Duncan Piazzi Smyth, his pyramidological and metrological studies of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Piazzi Smyth has received more than 91,703 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Piazzi Smyth is the 438th most popular astronomer (down from 393rd in 2019), the 3,450th most popular biography from Italy (down from 3,031st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Italian Astronomer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 92k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Charles Piazzi Smyths by language


Among astronomers, Charles Piazzi Smyth ranks 438 out of 531Before him are James Gunn, Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent, Ruby Payne-Scott, Paris Pişmiş, George O. Abell, and William Rutter Dawes. After him are William Henry Smyth, John Stanley Plaskett, Beatrice Tinsley, Agnes Mary Clerke, Charlotte Moore Sitterly, and Michel Giacobini.

Most Popular Astronomers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1819, Charles Piazzi Smyth ranks 79Before him are Jean-Augustin Barral, Constant Fornerod, Władysław Taczanowski, Klaus Groth, Julia Ward Howe, and William Powell Frith. After him are Yakov Polonsky, James Spriggs Payne, Ion Emanuel Florescu, Joaquín Jovellar y Soler, Cyrus West Field, and Alexandru G. Golescu. Among people deceased in 1900, Charles Piazzi Smyth ranks 73Before him are Alphonse Milne-Edwards, Wilhelm Kühne, Gustav Hartlaub, Adrien René Franchet, Victoire Léodile Béra, and Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent. After him are William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Nicolae Crețulescu, Ali Shah Durrani, George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, and Tomás Gomensoro Albín.

Others Born in 1819

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1900

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Charles Piazzi Smyth ranks 3,450 out of 4,668Before him are Paolo Nespoli (1957), Federico Moccia (1963), Vincenzo Iaquinta (1979), Gianni De Michelis (1940), Ernesto Ambrosini (1894), and Pierluigi Casiraghi (1969). After him are Bruno Zumino (1923), Gala (1975), Piermario Morosini (1986), Nichi Vendola (1958), Vincenzo Nibali (1984), and Mario Francesco Pompedda (1929).


Among astronomers born in Italy, Charles Piazzi Smyth ranks 23Before him are Giorgio Abetti (1882), Geminiano Montanari (1633), Luigi Carnera (1875), Elia Millosevich (1848), Caterina Scarpellini (1808), and Barnaba Oriani (1752). After him are Luciano Tesi (1931) and Andrea Boattini (1969).