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George Biddell Airy

1801 - 1892

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Sir George Biddell Airy (; 27 July 1801 – 2 January 1892) was an English mathematician and astronomer, and the seventh Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Biddell Airy has received more than 268,828 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). George Biddell Airy is the 105th most popular astronomer (down from 98th in 2019), the 1,047th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 916th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Astronomer.

George Biddell Airy is most famous for his work in astronomy, specifically his work on the measurement of the Earth's density.

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Among astronomers, George Biddell Airy ranks 105 out of 531Before him are J. Allen Hynek, James Van Allen, Mary Somerville, Reinhard Genzel, Frank Drake, and Edward Charles Pickering. After him are Ernst Öpik, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Heinrich Schwabe, Arthur Auwers, and Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf.

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Among people born in 1801, George Biddell Airy ranks 18Before him are Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Joseph Lanner, Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria, Antoine Augustin Cournot, Princess Sophie of Sweden, and Prince Charles of Prussia. After him are Thomas Cole, Albert Lortzing, Moritz von Jacobi, Immanuel Nobel, Karl Baedeker, and Marie Laveau. Among people deceased in 1892, George Biddell Airy ranks 21Before him are Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Charles Spurgeon, Deodoro da Fonseca, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, and Tewfik Pasha. After him are Yoshitoshi, Princess Alexandrine of Prussia, Henry Walter Bates, Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria, Annibale de Gasparis, and Ravachol.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Biddell Airy ranks 1,047 out of 7,765Before him are Thomas Graham (1805), Jack Phillips (1887), Geraldine McEwan (1932), John Horton Conway (1937), Charles Spearman (1863), and Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854). After him are Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891), Æthelbald, King of Wessex (831), Alan Parsons (1948), David Hamilton (1933), Michael Houghton (1949), and Kim Wilde (1960).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, George Biddell Airy ranks 14Before him are George Darwin (1845), William Lassell (1799), Stephen Gray (1666), Antony Hewish (1924), William Huggins (1824), and Mary Somerville (1780). After him are Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), Adelard of Bath (1075), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), John Russell Hind (1823), and Williamina Fleming (1857).