Eric Walter Elst

1936 - 2022

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Eric Walter Elst (30 November 1936 – 2 January 2022) was a Belgian astronomer at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Uccle and a prolific discoverer of asteroids. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Walter Elst has received more than 82,525 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Eric Walter Elst is the 86th most popular astronomer (up from 125th in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 191st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Eric Walter Elst ranks 86 out of 531Before him are Karl Ludwig Harding, Lewis A. Swift, Walter Baade, Wilhelm Tempel, Edward Emerson Barnard, and Giovanni Battista Riccioli. After him are Petrus Apianus, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Angelo Secchi, Antony Hewish, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., and Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander.

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Among people born in 1936, Eric Walter Elst ranks 58Before him are Choummaly Sayasone, Günter Blobel, Denny Hulme, Bruce Dern, Alan J. Heeger, and Abdul Qadeer Khan. After him are Assia Djebar, Dražan Jerković, Jean M. Auel, Héctor Elizondo, Jill Ireland, and Roy Emerson. Among people deceased in 2022, Eric Walter Elst ranks 22Before him are Viktor Saneyev, David Sassoli, Francisco Álvarez Martínez, Wim Jansen, Ivan Reitman, and Christos Sartzetakis. After him are Bob Saget, Margarita Lozano, Shintaro Ishihara, Leonid Kuravlyov, Gary Brooker, and Olga Szabó-Orbán.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Eric Walter Elst ranks 149 out of 1,019Before him are Henri Michaux (1899), Fernand Khnopff (1858), Princess Clémentine of Belgium (1872), Toots Thielemans (1922), Henry I, Duke of Brabant (1165), and Theroigne de Mericourt (1762). After him are Bartholomeus Spranger (1546), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), The Singing Nun (1933), Jacob Le Maire (1585), Elio Di Rupo (1951), and Leo Baekeland (1863).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Belgium

Among astronomers born in Belgium, Eric Walter Elst ranks 4Before him are Adolphe Quetelet (1796), Ferdinand Verbiest (1623), and Petrus Plancius (1552). After him are Eugène Joseph Delporte (1882), Henri Debehogne (1928), Philippe van Lansberge (1561), George Van Biesbroeck (1880), and Marcel Minnaert (1893).