Christopher Hansteen

1784 - 1873

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Christopher Hansteen (26 September 1784 – 11 April 1873) was a Norwegian geophysicist, astronomer and physicist, best known for his mapping of Earth's magnetic field. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Hansteen has received more than 16,164 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Christopher Hansteen is the 245th most popular astronomer (down from 235th in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from Norway (down from 154th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Christopher Hansteen ranks 245 out of 532Before him are Didier Queloz, Jérôme Eugène Coggia, Alexis Bouvard, Theodor von Oppolzer, Johannes Schöner, and Antonia Maury. After him are Seth Carlo Chandler, Gottfried Kirch, Alvan Graham Clark, Jean Richer, Geminiano Montanari, and Svetlana Gerasimenko.

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Among people born in 1784, Christopher Hansteen ranks 34Before him are Fructuoso Rivera, George Onslow, Thomas Robert Bugeaud, George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, Duke George of Oldenburg, and Denis Davydov. After him are William Buckland, Archduke Louis of Austria, Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Leopoldo Nobili, Charles Dupin, and José Tadeo Monagas. Among people deceased in 1873, Christopher Hansteen ranks 36Before him are Francis Garnier, Wilhelm Marstrand, Ferdinand David, Hermann Hankel, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, and Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann. After him are Paweł Strzelecki, Giovanni Battista Donati, Edwin Landseer, Louis Le Chatelier, Edward Blyth, and Charles Dupin.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Christopher Hansteen ranks 184 out of 735Before him are Jacob Tullin Thams (1898), Kåre Willoch (1928), Lars Korvald (1916), Åge Hareide (1953), Kjell Askildsen (1929), and Dag Solstad (1941). After him are Eva Joly (1943), Erik Werenskiold (1855), Johan Herman Wessel (1742), Edvard Moser (1962), Anne-Cath. Vestly (1920), and Camilla Collett (1813).


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