Fred Hoyle

1915 - 2001

Fred Hoyle

Sir Fred Hoyle FRS (24 June 1915 – 20 August 2001) was an English astronomer who formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis. He also held controversial stances on other scientific matters—in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory, a term coined by him on BBC radio, and his promotion of panspermia as the origin of life on Earth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred Hoyle has received more than 625,777 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Fred Hoyle ranks 28 out of 495Before him are Giuseppe Piazzi, Aryabhata, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Johannes Hevelius, Roger Joseph Boscovich, and Avempace. After him are Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Wilhelm Schickard, Jamshīd al-Kāshī, Johann Gottfried Galle, Charles Greeley Abbot, and Jan Oort.

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Among people born in 1915, Fred Hoyle ranks 19Before him are Eli Wallach, Paul Samuelson, Hu Yaobang, Billie Holiday, Jerome Bruner, and Joachim Peiper. After him are Saul Bellow, Sviatoslav Richter, Paul Tibbets, Stanley Matthews, Les Paul, and Aziz Nesin. Among people deceased in 2001, Fred Hoyle ranks 12Before him are Christiaan Barnard, Jorge Amado, Herbert A. Simon, Jack Lemmon, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, and Léopold Sédar Senghor. After him are Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Josef Bican, Alberto Korda, Sabiha Gökçen, Ernst Gombrich, and Iannis Xenakis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Fred Hoyle ranks 336 out of 5,347Before him are Christopher Wren (1632), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Peter Sellers (1925), Henry Morgan (1635), William Crookes (1832), and William Petty (1623). After him are Ronald Coase (1910), Syd Barrett (1946), David II of Scotland (1324), Angela Lansbury (1925), John Everett Millais (1829), and George Michael (1963).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, Fred Hoyle ranks 3Before him are Edmond Halley (1656) and Arthur Eddington (1882). After him are Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Martin Ryle (1918), James Bradley (1693), Antony Hewish (1924), William Lassell (1799), George Darwin (1845), John Flamsteed (1646), Stephen Gray (1666), and George Biddell Airy (1801).