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 376,558 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Frank Drake is the 114th most popular astronomer (down from 110th in 2019), the 1,590th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,623rd in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Frank Drake ranks 114 out of 532Before him are Karl Ludwig Hencke, Margaret Burbidge, Antonie Pannekoek, Edward Charles Pickering, John Russell Hind, and Annie Jump Cannon. After him are Jean Picard, Adelard of Bath, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, E. M. Antoniadi, John Louis Emil Dreyer, and Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters.

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Among people born in 1930, Frank Drake ranks 104Before him are Sonny Rollins, Yves Rocher, Martin Karplus, Michal Kováč, Choe Yong-rim, and Mario Adorf. After him are Ornette Coleman, James Irwin, José Sarney, Son Sen, Toru Takemitsu, and Barbara.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Drake ranks 1,590 out of 15,968Before him are Robert E. Howard (1906), Axl Rose (1962), David Caruso (1956), Julia Child (1912), Aaron Burr (1756), and Gore Vidal (1925). After him are Jeff Koons (1955), Alfred Stieglitz (1864), George Stevens (1904), Lady Bird Johnson (1912), Art Tatum (1909), and Alan Kay (1940).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Frank Drake ranks 19Before him are Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Vera Rubin (1928), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), and Annie Jump Cannon (1863). After him are Harlow Shapley (1885), James Van Allen (1914), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Vesto Slipher (1875), Maria Mitchell (1818), and William Henry Pickering (1858).