George Darwin

1845 - 1912

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Sir George Howard Darwin, (9 July 1845 – 7 December 1912) was an English barrister and astronomer, the second son and fifth child of Charles Darwin and Emma Darwin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Darwin has received more than 205,783 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. George Darwin is the 69th most popular astronomer (down from 59th in 2019), the 721st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 636th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Astronomer.

Darwin is most famous for his theory of evolution.

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Among astronomers, George Darwin ranks 69 out of 532Before him are Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Girolamo Fracastoro, Pierre Janssen, Pieter van Musschenbroek, Stephen Gray, and John Flamsteed. After him are Petrus Plancius, Sosigenes of Alexandria, Johann Franz Encke, Jacques Cassini, Lewis A. Swift, and Ejnar Hertzsprung.

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Among people born in 1845, George Darwin ranks 18Before him are Ludwig III of Bavaria, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Nikola Pašić, Edmond James de Rothschild, Paul Vidal de La Blache, and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. After him are Ion Ivanovici, Laura Marx, Gustaf de Laval, Mary Ann Nichols, Jan Baudouin de Courtenay, and José Maria de Eça de Queirós. Among people deceased in 1912, George Darwin ranks 24Before him are Benjamin Guggenheim, John Jacob Astor IV, Osborne Reynolds, Auguste Beernaert, Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria. After him are Henry Tingle Wilde, James Paul Moody, Franz Reichelt, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, W. T. Stead, and Bolesław Prus.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Darwin ranks 721 out of 6,924Before him are Stephen Gray (1666), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), Joseph Swan (1828), John Flamsteed (1646), John Gurdon (1933), and William Jones (1746). After him are Bobby Moore (1941), Rex Harrison (1908), David J. Thouless (1934), Julian Barnes (1946), David Harvey (1935), and Robert Graves (1895).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, George Darwin ranks 12Before him are James Bradley (1693), William Lassell (1799), Martin Ryle (1918), Antony Hewish (1924), Stephen Gray (1666), and John Flamsteed (1646). After him are Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), George Biddell Airy (1801), William Huggins (1824), Margaret Burbidge (1919), John Russell Hind (1823), and Adelard of Bath (1075).