George William Hill

1838 - 1914

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George William Hill (March 3, 1838 – April 16, 1914) was an American astronomer and mathematician. Working independently and largely in isolation from the wider scientific community, he made major contributions to celestial mechanics and to the theory of ordinary differential equations. The importance of his work was explicitly acknowledged by Henri Poincaré in 1905. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George William Hill has received more than 59,155 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). George William Hill is the 180th most popular astronomer (up from 184th in 2019), the 2,801st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,477th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, George William Hill ranks 180 out of 532Before him are Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, Antonio de Ulloa, Heber Doust Curtis, Johann Heinrich von Mädler, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, and James Craig Watson. After him are James W. Christy, Andrew Graham, Francis Preserved Leavenworth, Nevil Maskelyne, Walter Lewin, and Oskar Backlund.

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Among people born in 1838, George William Hill ranks 46Before him are John Muir, Konstanty Kalinowski, Henry Sidgwick, Duke Philipp of Württemberg, Jean-Paul Laurens, and James Craig Watson. After him are Nicolae Grigorescu, Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, Annie Edson Taylor, Szymon Winawer, Paolo Boselli, and August Šenoa. Among people deceased in 1914, George William Hill ranks 48Before him are Charles Martin Hall, Julio Argentino Roca, John Muir, Stevan Mokranjac, Ödön Lechner, and Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen. After him are Ivan Zajc, Frederick Lorz, Paul Héroult, Princess Therese of Saxe-Altenburg, Albert Günther, and Albéric Magnard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George William Hill ranks 2,801 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Rossen (1908), Irving Thalberg (1899), Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Baby Face Nelson (1908), Derrick Rose (1988), and Mangas Coloradas (1792). After him are Mary Wickes (1910), Lyman Spitzer (1914), Cameron Mitchell (1918), Michael Jai White (1967), Martha Chase (1927), and Ned Beatty (1937).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, George William Hill ranks 31Before him are William Henry Pickering (1858), Henry Draper (1837), George Phillips Bond (1825), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Heber Doust Curtis (1872), and Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928). After him are James W. Christy (1938), Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858), Eleanor F. Helin (1932), Milton L. Humason (1891), Michael H. Hart (1932), and Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866).