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 549,723 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. David Rittenhouse is the 346th most popular astronomer, the 5,343rd most popular biography from United States and the 65th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, David Rittenhouse ranks 346 out of 531Before him are Odette Bancilhon, Vladimir Kotelnikov, Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke, Joseph Helffrich, Elia Millosevich, and Hugo Gyldén. After him are Sandra Faber, Brian G. Marsden, George Van Biesbroeck, Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt, Kees de Jager, and Warren De la Rue.

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Among people born in 1732, David Rittenhouse ranks 26Before him are Hieronymus von Colloredo, Joseph von Sonnenfels, František Brixi, Nevil Maskelyne, Johan Peter Falk, and Frederick North, Lord North. After him are Shuja-ud-Daula, José Celestino Mutis, Richard Henry Lee, and John Blair Jr.. Among people deceased in 1796, David Rittenhouse ranks 23Before him are Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, François Séverin Marceau, François de Charette, William Chambers, and Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz. After him are Adam Naruszewicz, Philip Carteret, Ulrika Pasch, Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, Juan José Elhuyar, and David Allan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Rittenhouse ranks 5,343 out of 18,182Before him are Lou Donaldson (1926), Hoagy Carmichael (1899), Jesse L. Lasky (1880), Caroline Harrison (1832), Pearl White (1889), and Margaret Weis (1948). After him are Manny Ayulo (1921), Billie Burke (1884), Mississippi John Hurt (1892), John Warner (1927), Carl Icahn (1936), and Willis Reed (1942).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, David Rittenhouse ranks 65Before him are Daniel Kirkwood (1814), Charles Dillon Perrine (1867), Alvan Clark (1804), Frank Muller (1862), Eugene Parker (1927), and Paul W. Merrill (1887). After him are Sandra Faber (1944), Catherine Wolfe Bruce (1816), Carl A. Wirtanen (1910), Forest Ray Moulton (1872), Frank Schlesinger (1871), and Herbert Friedman (1916).