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Frank Watson Dyson

1868 - 1939

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Sir Frank Watson Dyson, KBE, FRS, FRSE (8 January 1868 – 25 May 1939) was an English astronomer and the ninth Astronomer Royal who is remembered today largely for introducing time signals ("pips") from Greenwich, England, and for the role he played in proving Einstein's theory of general relativity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Watson Dyson has received more than 68,917 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Frank Watson Dyson is the 282nd most popular astronomer (up from 299th in 2019), the 2,452nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,512th in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Frank Watson Dyson ranks 282 out of 531Before him are Edwin Ernest Salpeter, Jérôme Eugène Coggia, Liisi Oterma, Heikki A. Alikoski, Oskar Minkowski, and John Machin. After him are André-Louis Danjon, Benjamin Baillaud, Raymond Smith Dugan, Henri-Alexandre Deslandres, Otto Lesser, and Hermann von Struve.

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Among people born in 1868, Frank Watson Dyson ranks 119Before him are Patriarch Miron of Romania, Delfim Moreira, Ozaki Kōyō, Jaan Tõnisson, Edward S. Curtis, and Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear. After him are Zhang Binglin, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, René de Saussure, Mikhail Pokrovsky, John Sealy Townsend, and Paul Warburg. Among people deceased in 1939, Frank Watson Dyson ranks 85Before him are Stanisław Leśniewski, Patriarch Miron of Romania, Ivan Mosjoukine, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Ford Madox Ford, and Anna Coleman Ladd. After him are Gustavs Zemgals, Fyodor Raskolnikov, August Enna, Polina Osipenko, Kolë Idromeno, and Bruno Liljefors.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frank Watson Dyson ranks 2,452 out of 7,765Before him are Nicky Hopkins (1944), Tony Brise (1952), Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury (1621), Margaret Bondfield (1873), Catherine Carey (1523), and Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521). After him are Simon Phillips (1957), David Tomlinson (1917), Jack Clayton (1921), Ray Stevenson (1964), Tommy Flanagan (1965), and Henry Dudeney (1857).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, Frank Watson Dyson ranks 37Before him are James Glaisher (1809), Nevil Maskelyne (1732), George Mary Searle (1839), David Gill (1843), Robert T. A. Innes (1861), and John Machin (1680). After him are Nathaniel Bliss (1700), Johann von Lamont (1805), Richard Christopher Carrington (1826), Cyril Jackson (1903), Brian G. Marsden (1937), and Philibert Jacques Melotte (1880).