Cornelis Johannes van Houten

1920 - 2002

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Cornelis Johannes van Houten (18 February 1920 – 24 August 2002) was a Dutch astronomer, sometimes referred to as Kees van Houten. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cornelis Johannes van Houten has received more than 27,092 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Cornelis Johannes van Houten is the 98th most popular astronomer (up from 139th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 243rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Dutch Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Cornelis Johannes van Houten ranks 98 out of 644Before him are Karl Ludwig Hencke, Petrus Apianus, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Johann Elert Bode, and Wilhelm Tempel. After him are Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Reinhard Genzel, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters, Adelard of Bath, and Annie Jump Cannon.

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Among people born in 1920, Cornelis Johannes van Houten ranks 68Before him are Mario Beccaria, Tom of Finland, Gene Tierney, Richard Farnsworth, Isaac Stern, and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. After him are Ivan Kozhedub, César Rodríguez Álvarez, Albert Barillé, Robert Whittaker, Abe Lenstra, and Takashi Kano. Among people deceased in 2002, Cornelis Johannes van Houten ranks 50Before him are Max Perutz, Xi Zhongxun, Victor Weisskopf, María Félix, Sigvard Bernadotte, and Yoshio Okada. After him are Laurent Schwartz, César Milstein, Eduardo Chillida, Mauro Ramos, Stephen Jay Gould, and Henri Verneuil.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Cornelis Johannes van Houten ranks 176 out of 1,646Before him are Famke Janssen (1964), Mariska Veres (1947), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Karel Appel (1921), Pieter Lastman (1583), and Peter Bosz (1963). After him are Zacharias Janssen (1585), Wim Duisenberg (1935), Jeroen Krabbé (1944), Colonel Tom Parker (1909), Bert van Marwijk (1952), and Lambert of Maastricht (635).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Netherlands

Among astronomers born in Netherlands, Cornelis Johannes van Houten ranks 4Before him are Jan Oort (1900), Gerard Kuiper (1905), and Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692). After him are Tom Gehrels (1925), John Goodricke (1764), Antonie Pannekoek (1873), Peter van de Kamp (1901), Jacobus Kapteyn (1851), Adriaan Blaauw (1914), Walter Lewin (1936), and Michael van Langren (1598).