ASTRONOMER

Frank Drake

1930 - Today

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Frank Donald Drake (born May 28, 1930) is an American astronomer and astrophysicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Drake has received more than 408,155 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Frank Drake is the 103rd most popular astronomer (up from 114th in 2019), the 1,604th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,589th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Astronomer.

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  • 410k

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  • 58.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, Frank Drake ranks 103 out of 531Before him are Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Karl Ludwig Hencke, J. Allen Hynek, James Van Allen, Mary Somerville, and Reinhard Genzel. After him are Edward Charles Pickering, George Biddell Airy, Ernst Öpik, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, and Heinrich Schwabe.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1930, Frank Drake ranks 91Before him are Sonny Rollins, Mario Adorf, James Irwin, Friedrich Gulda, Edgar Mitchell, and Ed White. After him are Choe Yong-rim, Toru Takemitsu, Itamar Franco, Rod Taylor, Elza Soares, and Barbara.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Drake ranks 1,604 out of 18,182Before him are Macaulay Culkin (1980), Ralph Bellamy (1904), Raoul Walsh (1887), Elijah Muhammad (1897), Lou Ferrigno (1951), and Robert Patrick (1958). After him are River Phoenix (1970), Chadwick Boseman (1977), Walter Brennan (1894), Emilio Estevez (1962), Chris Cooper (1951), and Martha Nussbaum (1947).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Frank Drake ranks 19Before him are Lewis A. Swift (1820), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), J. Allen Hynek (1910), and James Van Allen (1914). After him are Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Harlow Shapley (1885), Maria Mitchell (1818), and Annie Jump Cannon (1863).