Edward Charles Pickering

1846 - 1919

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Edward Charles Pickering (July 19, 1846 – February 3, 1919) was an American astronomer and physicist and the older brother of William Henry Pickering. Along with Carl Vogel, Pickering discovered the first spectroscopic binary stars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Charles Pickering has received more than 120,455 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Edward Charles Pickering is the 114th most popular astronomer (down from 105th in 2019), the 1,574th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,611th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Astronomer.

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Over the past year Edward Charles Pickering has had the most page views in the with 11,812 views, followed by Chinese (3,853), and Spanish (2,189). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mingrelian (201.16%), Cantonese (46.39%), and Ukrainian (30.92%)


Among astronomers, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 114 out of 644Before him are James Van Allen, Henry Norris Russell, Karl Ludwig Harding, William Huggins, Édouard Stephan, and Mary Somerville. After him are John Louis Emil Dreyer, Walter Sydney Adams, Heinrich Schwabe, Frank Drake, Ernst Öpik, and William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse.

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Among people born in 1846, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 30Before him are Karl von Bülow, G. Stanley Hall, Franz Mehring, Mariam Baouardy, Tokugawa Iemochi, and Alexander von Kluck. After him are Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, Boutros Ghali, Paolo Tosti, Hermann Paul, Svetozar Marković, and Julius Maggi. Among people deceased in 1919, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 37Before him are Loránd Eötvös, Henry Gantt, Sophia Tolstaya, Franz Mehring, Georg von Hertling, and Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans. After him are Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Endre Ady, Vera Zasulich, Hugo Riemann, Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia, and Mikhail Tsvet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 1,574 out of 20,380Before him are Paul Revere (1735), Rollo May (1909), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Chevy Chase (1943), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), and Jimmy Doolittle (1896). After him are Frank Sheeran (1920), George Wald (1906), Alben W. Barkley (1877), Don Ameche (1908), Mark Harmon (1951), and Walter Gilbert (1932).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 20Before him are Lewis A. Swift (1820), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Annie Jump Cannon (1863), James Van Allen (1914), and Henry Norris Russell (1877). After him are Frank Drake (1930), Cleveland Abbe (1838), Maria Mitchell (1818), Dorothea Klumpke (1861), Henry Draper (1837), and Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929).