Fred Lawrence Whipple

1906 - 2004

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Fred Lawrence Whipple (November 5, 1906 – August 30, 2004) was an American astronomer, who worked at the Harvard College Observatory for more than 70 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred Lawrence Whipple has received more than 52,777 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Fred Lawrence Whipple is the 208th most popular astronomer (down from 193rd in 2019), the 3,073rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,581st in 2019) and the 38th most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Fred Lawrence Whipple ranks 208 out of 532Before him are Michael H. Hart, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, Joel Hastings Metcalf, Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi, Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann, and Rudolf Wolf. After him are Horace Parnell Tuttle, Antonín Mrkos, Oenopides, Paul Wild, Cleomedes, and James Dunlop.

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Among people born in 1906, Fred Lawrence Whipple ranks 129Before him are Anton Karas, Piero Taruffi, Gabriel Ramanantsoa, Enrico Mattei, Franz Waxman, and Chester Carlson. After him are Lilian Harvey, Harry Hammond Hess, John D. Rockefeller III, Princess Anne of Orléans, Paolo Stoppa, and Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen. Among people deceased in 2004, Fred Lawrence Whipple ranks 98Before him are Rafael Eitan, Czesław Niemen, Laura Betti, Elvin Jones, Alexandra Ripley, and Chiang Fang-liang. After him are Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo, Harold Shipman, Philip Abelson, Jean Lefebvre, and Vasili Mitrokhin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fred Lawrence Whipple ranks 3,073 out of 15,968Before him are Dan Gurney (1931), Don Henley (1947), Jerry Sloan (1942), Lana Del Rey (1985), William E. Moerner (1953), and Sun Ra (1914). After him are Michael Rosbash (1944), Eric Stoltz (1961), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909), David Ausubel (1918), Bobby Kimball (1947), and Wilson Pickett (1941).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Fred Lawrence Whipple ranks 38Before him are James W. Christy (1938), Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858), Eleanor F. Helin (1932), Milton L. Humason (1891), Michael H. Hart (1932), and Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866). After him are Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), George Ellery Hale (1868), William Wallace Campbell (1862), Antonia Maury (1866), and Seth Carlo Chandler (1846).