David Gill

1843 - 1914

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Sir David Gill (12 June 1843 – 24 January 1914) was a Scottish astronomer who is known for measuring astronomical distances, for astrophotography, and for geodesy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Gill has received more than 17,203 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). David Gill is the 226th most popular astronomer (down from 214th in 2019), the 1,982nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,714th in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, David Gill ranks 226 out of 532Before him are George Ellery Hale, Hubert Reeves, James Ferguson, Dilhan Eryurt, Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin, and Maria Cunitz. After him are Josep Comas i Solà, César-François Cassini de Thury, Robert T. A. Innes, William Wallace Campbell, Iosif Shklovsky, and Tamara Smirnova.

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Among people born in 1843, David Gill ranks 44Before him are Julio Argentino Roca, Eugene de Blaas, Shō Tai, Yevgeni Ivanovich Alekseyev, Odoardo Beccari, and Karl Michael Ziehrer. After him are Pedro Américo, Frederick Abberline, Saigō Jūdō, Princess Anna of Hesse and by Rhine, Johannes Schmidt, and Otto Kuntze. Among people deceased in 1914, David Gill ranks 57Before him are Paul Héroult, Princess Therese of Saxe-Altenburg, Albert Günther, Albéric Magnard, Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Giovanni Sgambati. After him are Theodore Gill, Yu Kil-chun, Félix Bracquemond, Paul Mauser, Delmira Agustini, and Roque Sáenz Peña.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Gill ranks 1,982 out of 6,924Before him are Ed Sheeran (1991), Samuel Morland (1625), Mary Anne MacLeod Trump (1912), William Hartnell (1908), Aelred of Rievaulx (1110), and Ernest William Brown (1866). After him are David Knopfler (1952), Paul Freeman (1943), John Maynard Smith (1920), Peter Frampton (1950), Michael Apted (1941), and Dua Lipa (1995).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, David Gill ranks 30Before him are Edward Walter Maunder (1851), John Michell (1724), James Dunlop (1793), George Mary Searle (1839), Edward L. G. Bowell (1943), and James Ferguson (1797). After him are Robert T. A. Innes (1861), Alfred Fowler (1868), Francis Baily (1774), Harold Spencer Jones (1890), Richard Christopher Carrington (1826), and Cyril Jackson (1903).