Francis Preserved Leavenworth

1858 - 1928

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Francis Preserved Leavenworth (September 3, 1858 in Mount Vernon, Indiana – November 12, 1928; a.k.a. Frank Leavenworth) was an American astronomer. He discovered many New General Catalogue objects together with Frank Muller and Ormond Stone. They used a telescope with a 66-cm aperture at the Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.He became a member of the Camden Astronomical Society shortly after its founding in 1888.In 1909 he joined Frederick C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Preserved Leavenworth has received more than 5,713 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Francis Preserved Leavenworth is the 183rd most popular astronomer, the 2,827th most popular biography from United States and the 33rd most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 183 out of 532Before him are Johann Heinrich von Mädler, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, James Craig Watson, George William Hill, James W. Christy, and Andrew Graham. After him are Nevil Maskelyne, Walter Lewin, Oskar Backlund, Maria Margaretha Kirch, John Bevis, and Mariam al-Asturlabi.

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Among people born in 1858, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 58Before him are Archibald Gracie IV, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, John L. Sullivan, Wilhelm Fliess, Maximilien Luce, and Joséphin Péladan. After him are Bonar Law, John A. Hobson, P. J. Kennedy, Medardo Rosso, Infanta Adelgundes, Duchess of Guimarães, and Anthon van Rappard. Among people deceased in 1928, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 49Before him are Wilhelm Fliess, Narayana Guru, Lala Lajpat Rai, Frank Dicksee, Eglantyne Jebb, and Emil Wiechert. After him are Medardo Rosso, Edward Walter Maunder, Hermann Sudermann, Arnold Rothstein, Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau, and Alexander Spendiaryan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 2,827 out of 15,968Before him are David Huddleston (1930), Jay Wright Forrester (1918), Jim Bridger (1804), Leon Uris (1924), Philip Kaufman (1936), and John Landis (1950). After him are Carmen Dell'Orefice (1931), Joe Dante (1946), John Lewis (1920), Doyle Brunson (1933), Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), and John Milnor (1931).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 33Before him are George Phillips Bond (1825), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Heber Doust Curtis (1872), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), George William Hill (1838), and James W. Christy (1938). After him are Eleanor F. Helin (1932), Milton L. Humason (1891), Michael H. Hart (1932), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906), and Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837).