Geminiano Montanari

1633 - 1687

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Geminiano Montanari (1 June 1633 – 13 October 1687) was an Italian astronomer, lens-maker, and proponent of the experimental approach to science. He was a member of various learned academies, notably the Accademia dei Gelati. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geminiano Montanari has received more than 32,110 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Geminiano Montanari is the 332nd most popular astronomer (down from 321st in 2019), the 3,086th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,958th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Italian Astronomer.

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Over the past year Geminiano Montanari has had the most page views in the with 4,000 views, followed by Spanish (1,022), and Italian (998). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovenian (44.96%), Czech (44.94%), and Luxembourgish (38.10%)


Among astronomers, Geminiano Montanari ranks 332 out of 644Before him are Félix Tisserand, Christine Kirch, Joseph Helffrich, Jing Fang, Alvan Clark, and Andronicus of Cyrrhus. After him are Raymond Smith Dugan, Elia Millosevich, Wilhelm Julius Foerster, Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke, Didier Queloz, and Benjamin Markarian.

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Among people born in 1633, Geminiano Montanari ranks 16Before him are Yun Shouping, Willem van de Velde the Younger, Arsenije III Čarnojević, Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Willem Drost, and Gustav Adolph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. After him are Jean de Thévenot, and Mary Beale. Among people deceased in 1687, Geminiano Montanari ranks 13Before him are Nicholas Mercator, Henry More, Nell Gwyn, Laura Martinozzi, Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, and François de Créquy.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Geminiano Montanari ranks 3,086 out of 5,161Before him are Laura Mancinelli (1933), Matteo Zuppi (1955), Franco Trappoli (1947), William II, Duke of Athens (1312), Claudio Marchisio (1986), and Attilio Ariosti (1666). After him are Francesco Guccini (1940), Ambrogio Contarini (1429), Stefano Domenicali (1965), Marisa Allasio (1934), Giovanni I Cornaro (1551), and Andrea Vendramin (1393).


Among astronomers born in Italy, Geminiano Montanari ranks 22Before him are Guido Bonatti (1210), Niccolò Zucchi (1586), Luigi Carnera (1875), Giovanni Dondi dell'Orologio (1330), Caterina Scarpellini (1808), and Ercole Dembowski (1812). After him are Elia Millosevich (1848), Giorgio Abetti (1882), Giuseppe Asclepi (1706), Luciano Tesi (1931), Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819), and Barnaba Oriani (1752).