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 84,319 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Edward Charles Pickering is the 111th most popular astronomer (up from 113th in 2019), the 1,559th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,667th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 111 out of 532Before him are Giovanni Battista Riccioli, William Huggins, Arthur B. McDonald, Karl Ludwig Hencke, Margaret Burbidge, and Antonie Pannekoek. After him are John Russell Hind, Annie Jump Cannon, Frank Drake, Jean Picard, Adelard of Bath, and William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse.

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Among people born in 1846, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 22Before him are Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, Léon Bloy, Eusebi Güell, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Karl von Bülow, and Vasily Dokuchaev. After him are Alexander von Kluck, Tokugawa Iemochi, Franz Mehring, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Naim Frashëri. Among people deceased in 1919, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 36Before him are Guido von List, Terauchi Masatake, Leo Jogiches, Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans, Habibullah Khan, and Hugo Riemann. After him are Georg von Hertling, Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Vera Zasulich, Sophia Tolstaya, Franz Mehring, and Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 1,559 out of 15,968Before him are Lisa Ann (1972), George Davis Snell (1903), Jim Parsons (1973), Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Kyle MacLachlan (1959), and Jody Williams (1950). After him are Larry Page (1973), Cliff Robertson (1923), Robert W. Holley (1922), Ethan Allen (1738), Rex Stout (1886), and Robert J. Flaherty (1884).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Edward Charles Pickering ranks 17Before him are Lewis A. Swift (1820), J. Allen Hynek (1910), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Vera Rubin (1928), Henry Norris Russell (1877), and Edward Emerson Barnard (1857). After him are Annie Jump Cannon (1863), Frank Drake (1930), Harlow Shapley (1885), James Van Allen (1914), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), and Vesto Slipher (1875).