David Rittenhouse

1732 - 1796

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David Rittenhouse (April 8, 1732 – June 26, 1796) was an American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman, and public official. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Rittenhouse has received more than 611,627 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). David Rittenhouse is the 552nd most popular astronomer (down from 350th in 2019), the 10,374th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,332nd in 2019) and the 108th most popular American Astronomer.

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  • 43.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of David Rittenhouses by language

Over the past year David Rittenhouse has had the most page views in the with 37,263 views, followed by German (2,735), and French (1,661). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hindi (51.90%), Hungarian (40.88%), and Galician (18.91%)


Among astronomers, David Rittenhouse ranks 552 out of 644Before him are Miguel Itzigsohn, Vera Gaze, Anne Sewell Young, Ewine van Dishoeck, Thomas Brisbane, and Avi Loeb. After him are Pavel Shternberg, Scott S. Sheppard, Thomas Romney Robinson, Richard A. Proctor, Mary Ward, and Bruce C. Murray.

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Among people born in 1732, David Rittenhouse ranks 30Before him are Joseph Gaertner, Johan Peter Falk, Frederick North, Lord North, José Celestino Mutis, Shuja-ud-Daula, and Richard Henry Lee. After him is John Blair Jr.. Among people deceased in 1796, David Rittenhouse ranks 31Before him are Adam Naruszewicz, David Allan, Ulrika Pasch, Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, Anthony Wayne, and Samuel Huntington. After him is Daniel Carroll.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Rittenhouse ranks 10,374 out of 20,380Before him are Ne-Yo (1979), Jason Everman (1967), Greg Phillinganes (1956), George Clymer (1739), Kevin Michael Richardson (1964), and Kevin J. Anderson (1962). After him are Samuel Brannan (1819), Kevin DuBrow (1955), Lisa Zane (1961), Kevin R. Kregel (1956), Saundra Santiago (1957), and Craig Robinson (1971).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, David Rittenhouse ranks 108Before him are Marc Aaronson (1950), Grove Karl Gilbert (1843), Charles Augustus Young (1834), Lawrence H. Aller (1913), Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905), and Anne Sewell Young (1871). After him are Scott S. Sheppard (1977), Bruce C. Murray (1931), John August Anderson (1876), Irwin I. Shapiro (1929), Thomas Bopp (1949), and Robert Herman (1914).