Geoffrey Burbidge

1925 - 2010

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Geoffrey Ronald Burbidge FRS (24 September 1925 – 26 January 2010) was an English astronomy professor and theoretical astrophysicist, most recently at the University of California, San Diego. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoffrey Burbidge has received more than 50,027 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Geoffrey Burbidge is the 372nd most popular astronomer (down from 355th in 2019), the 3,051st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,668th in 2019) and the 47th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Geoffrey Burbidge ranks 372 out of 532Before him are Michael E. Brown, William Christie, Janet Akyüz Mattei, Adam Riess, William Wilson Morgan, and Leo Anton Karl de Ball. After him are Jeremiah Horrocks, Carl A. Wirtanen, Joseph Johann von Littrow, Maria Clara Eimmart, Benjamin Jekhowsky, and William Henry Smyth.

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Among people born in 1925, Geoffrey Burbidge ranks 275Before him are Johnny Mandel, Bert Bolin, Luis E. Miramontes, Raimondo D'Inzeo, Tankred Dorst, and Nat Lofthouse. After him are Wolfgang Unzicker, Fritz Laband, Maria Tallchief, David A. Huffman, Elisabeth Domitien, and Yury Trifonov. Among people deceased in 2010, Geoffrey Burbidge ranks 229Before him are Abbey Lincoln, John Wooden, Ed Roberts, István Bilek, Nelly Landry, and Jamie Gillis. After him are Shirley Verrett, Anneliese Rothenberger, Azzeddine Laraki, Roy Ward Baker, Tomás Eloy Martínez, and Charles Mackerras.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey Burbidge ranks 3,051 out of 6,924Before him are Melanie C (1974), Marie Spartali Stillman (1844), Stuart Christie (1946), Nat Lofthouse (1925), Jason Bonham (1966), and Richard Madden (1986). After him are Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743), Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), Stephen Baxter (1957), James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce (1838), Teresa Ann Savoy (1955), and Jon Pertwee (1919).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey Burbidge ranks 47Before him are Harry Edwin Wood (1881), Patrick Moore (1923), James Challis (1803), Brian G. Marsden (1937), Nathaniel Bliss (1700), and William Christie (1845). After him are Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), William Henry Smyth (1788), Sherburne Wesley Burnham (1838), William Robert Brooks (1844), Ralph Copeland (1837), and Beatrice Tinsley (1941).