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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 33,752 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander is the 92nd most popular astronomer (down from 86th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 26th 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 92 out of 531Before him are Eric Walter Elst, Petrus Apianus, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Angelo Secchi, Antony Hewish, and Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.. After him are David Fabricius, Johann Elert Bode, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, William Huggins, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, and Karl Ludwig Hencke.

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Among people born in 1799, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander ranks 11Before him are Mary Anning, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Karl Bryullov, William Lassell, and Fromental Halévy. After him are Anna Atkins, Christian Friedrich Schönbein, Rodolphe Töpffer, Karl Adolph von Basedow, Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, and John Lindley. Among people deceased in 1875, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander ranks 18Before him are Charles Wheatstone, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Moses Hess, Francis V, Duke of Modena, Pierre Larousse, and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. After him are Amalia of Oldenburg, 12th Dalai Lama, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Heinrich Schwabe, Duchenne de Boulogne, and Jacques Paul Migne.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander ranks 33 out of 287Before him are Jan Karol Chodkiewicz (1560), Wilfrid Voynich (1865), Isaac Levitan (1860), Gabriel Narutowicz (1865), Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), and Sigismund Kęstutaitis (1365). After him are Andrew Schally (1926), Gitanas Nausėda (1964), Wanda Rutkiewicz (1943), Leo Jogiches (1867), Skirgaila (1354), and Jacques Lipchitz (1891).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Lithuania

Among astronomers born in Lithuania, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander ranks 1After him are Oskar Minkowski (1858) and Bohdan Paczyński (1940).