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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 7,291 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Francis Preserved Leavenworth is the 182nd most popular astronomer (up from 183rd in 2019), the 2,821st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,826th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 182 out of 531Before him are William Henry Pickering, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, Otto Wilhelm von Struve, Margherita Hack, John Bevis, and Johann Hieronymus Schröter. After him are Jean-Louis Pons, Antonio de Ulloa, Lyudmila Chernykh, Robert Grant Aitken, Yrjö Väisälä, and Francis Baily.

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Among people born in 1858, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 61Before him are Maximilien Luce, Bonar Law, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Archibald Gracie IV, William Henry Pickering, and John L. Sullivan. After him are P. J. Kennedy, John A. Hobson, Hans Rott, E. Nesbit, Gustaf Kossinna, and Mélanie Bonis. Among people deceased in 1928, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 47Before him are Antonio Abetti, Adolphe Appia, Alvin Kraenzlein, Otto Nordenskjöld, Hannah Chaplin, and Ebenezer Howard. After him are Hermann Sudermann, Edward Walter Maunder, Frank Dicksee, Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau, Eglantyne Jebb, and Arnold Rothstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 2,821 out of 18,182Before him are Jedediah Smith (1799), Lea Thompson (1961), Ernest King (1878), Helen Parkhurst (1886), Chico Marx (1887), and John L. Sullivan (1858). After him are Dana Delany (1956), Joe Pass (1929), Mitch McConnell (1942), Harold Sakata (1920), Jeb Bush (1953), and Fess Parker (1924).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Francis Preserved Leavenworth ranks 33Before him are Vesto Slipher (1875), Henry Draper (1837), George William Hill (1838), Andrea M. Ghez (1965), Michael H. Hart (1932), and William Henry Pickering (1858). After him are Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), William Wallace Campbell (1862), James W. Christy (1938), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), and Heber Doust Curtis (1872).