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Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve

1793 - 1864

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Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (Russian: Василий Яковлевич Струве, trans. Vasily Yakovlevich Struve; 15 April 1793 – 23 November [O.S. 11 November] 1864) was a Baltic German astronomer and geodesist from the famous Struve family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve has received more than 66,997 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve is the 59th most popular astronomer (down from 51st in 2019), the 742nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 619th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Astronomer.

Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve was a German astronomer and mathematician. Struve is most famous for his work in the field of stellar astronomy, particularly his work on double stars.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve ranks 59 out of 532Before him are Ferdinand Verbiest, Max Wolf, Riccardo Giacconi, Fritz Zwicky, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, and Martin Ryle. After him are Antony Hewish, Gerard Kuiper, William Alfred Fowler, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Girolamo Fracastoro, and Pierre Janssen.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1793, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve ranks 3Before him are Ferdinand I of Austria and Victor of Aveyron. After him are Juan Manuel de Rosas, Radama I, Ján Kollár, Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Karl Ludwig Hencke, Michel Chasles, Josef Ressel, Sam Houston, and Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. Among people deceased in 1864, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve ranks 10Before him are Nathaniel Hawthorne, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Vuk Karadžić, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, and Cheoljong of Joseon. After him are Leo von Klenze, William I of Württemberg, Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois, John Hanning Speke, Princess Charlotte of Denmark, and Hong Tianguifu.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve ranks 742 out of 5,289Before him are Gisela of Hungary (980), Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (1797), Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738), Werner Forssmann (1904), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1574), and Wied, Prince of Albania (1876). After him are Oskar Schlemmer (1888), Bruno Walter (1876), Fritz Haarmann (1879), Markus Wolf (1923), Hugo Junkers (1859), and Hermann Cohen (1842).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve ranks 11Before him are Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Johann Bayer (1572), Caroline Herschel (1750), Simon Marius (1573), Max Wolf (1863), and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822). After him are Johann Franz Encke (1791), Walter Baade (1893), Petrus Apianus (1495), Karl Ludwig Harding (1765), Johann Elert Bode (1747), and Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591).