Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander

1799 - 1875

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Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander (22 March 1799 – 17 February 1875) was a German astronomer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander has received more than 29,455 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander is the 86th most popular astronomer (down from 64th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 23rd in 2019) and the most popular Lithuanian Astronomer.

Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander is most famous for his work in the field of astronomy. He is credited with the discovery of over 2,000 variable stars.

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Among astronomers, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander ranks 86 out of 532Before him are Albert Marth, J. Allen Hynek, Karl Ludwig Harding, Angelo Secchi, Johann Elert Bode, and Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.. After him are Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Vera Rubin, Victor Ambartsumian, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, and Robert Luther.

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Among people born in 1799, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander ranks 10Before him are Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, William Lassell, Karl Bryullov, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Gustav, Prince of Vasa, and Mary Anning. After him are Fromental Halévy, Anna Atkins, Rodolphe Töpffer, Karl Adolph von Basedow, Christian Friedrich Schönbein, and John Lindley. Among people deceased in 1875, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander ranks 15Before him are Charles Lyell, Éliphas Lévi, John Edward Gray, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Moses Hess, and 12th Dalai Lama. After him are Amalia of Oldenburg, Francis V, Duke of Modena, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Pierre Larousse, Charles Wheatstone, and Heinrich Schwabe.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander ranks 26 out of 235Before him are Antanas Smetona (1874), Valdas Adamkus (1926), Marija Gimbutas (1921), Emilia Plater (1806), Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), and Algirdas Brazauskas (1932). After him are Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), Wilfrid Voynich (1865), Sigismund Kęstutaitis (1365), Isaac Levitan (1860), Jan Karol Chodkiewicz (1560), and Leo Jogiches (1867).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Lithuania

Among astronomers born in Lithuania, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander ranks 1