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Ejnar Hertzsprung

1873 - 1967

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Ejnar Hertzsprung (Danish: [ˈɑjnɐ ˈhɛɐ̯tsˌpʁɔŋ]; 8 October 1873 – 21 October 1967) was a Danish chemist and astronomer born in Copenhagen. In the period 1911–1913, together with Henry Norris Russell, he developed the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram. In 1913 he determined the distances to several Cepheid variable stars by parallax, and was thus able to calibrate the relationship, discovered by Henrietta Leavitt, between Cepheid period and luminosity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ejnar Hertzsprung has received more than 66,364 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ejnar Hertzsprung is the 75th most popular astronomer (down from 71st in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 107th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Astronomer.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, Ejnar Hertzsprung ranks 75 out of 532. Before him are George Darwin, Petrus Plancius, Sosigenes of Alexandria, Johann Franz Encke, Jacques Cassini, and Lewis A. Swift. After him are Walter Baade, Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, Petrus Apianus, Abu Hanifa Dinawari, Albert Marth, and J. Allen Hynek.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1873, Ejnar Hertzsprung ranks 27Before him are Hans von Euler-Chelpin, Feodor Chaliapin, Otto Loewi, Francisco I. Madero, Max Reinhardt, and Christian Rakovsky. After him are Kyösti Kallio, Ray Ewry, Charles Péguy, Alice Guy-Blaché, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, and Ivanoe Bonomi. Among people deceased in 1967, Ejnar Hertzsprung ranks 35Before him are Robert van Gulik, Otis Redding, John Cockcroft, Violeta Parra, Héctor Scarone, and Anthony Mann. After him are Françoise Dorléac, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Totò, Shigeru Yoshida, and G. W. Pabst.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Ejnar Hertzsprung ranks 111 out of 783. Before him are Harald Bohr (1887), Maximilian von Spee (1861), Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853), Hastein (810), Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (1968), and Erik Bruhn (1928). After him are Prince George of Denmark (1653), Bille August (1948), Gudfred (800), Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891), Peter Schmeichel (1963), and N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Denmark

Among astronomers born in Denmark, Ejnar Hertzsprung ranks 2Before him are Ole Rømer (1644). After him are John Louis Emil Dreyer (1852), Peter Andreas Hansen (1795), Christen Sørensen Longomontanus (1562), Holger Thiele (1878), and Richard Martin West (1941).