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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 72,093 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). George William Hill is the 163rd most popular astronomer (up from 180th in 2019), the 2,536th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,800th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, George William Hill ranks 163 out of 531Before him are Vesto Slipher, Andreas Cellarius, N. R. Pogson, Henry Draper, Cleomedes, and Antonio Abetti. After him are Wilhelm Beer, Margaret Burbidge, Maria Cunitz, Andrea M. Ghez, Michael H. Hart, and Auguste Charlois.

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Among people born in 1838, George William Hill ranks 38Before him are Jules Brunet, Gustav von Schmoller, Ludwig Gumplowicz, Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha, Fredrik Idestam, and Vatroslav Jagić. After him are Clemens Winkler, John Muir, Annie Edson Taylor, Jean-Paul Laurens, Duke Philipp of Württemberg, and Nicolae Grigorescu. Among people deceased in 1914, George William Hill ranks 43Before him are Jurji Zaydan, Charles Martin Hall, Julio Argentino Roca, Theodor Lipps, Louis Couturat, and Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky. After him are John Muir, Ödön Lechner, John Henry Poynting, Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen, Paul Héroult, and Stevan Mokranjac.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George William Hill ranks 2,536 out of 18,182Before him are Edwin H. Land (1909), Jason Newsted (1963), Jerry Fodor (1935), Lizzie Borden (1860), Katie Holmes (1978), and Beverly D'Angelo (1951). After him are Martin Chalfie (1947), Katharine Ross (1940), Eleanor Parker (1922), Irving Baxter (1876), Lana Del Rey (1985), and Bill Nunn (1953).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, George William Hill ranks 29Before him are Harlow Shapley (1885), Maria Mitchell (1818), Annie Jump Cannon (1863), George Phillips Bond (1825), Vesto Slipher (1875), and Henry Draper (1837). After him are Andrea M. Ghez (1965), Michael H. Hart (1932), William Henry Pickering (1858), Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), and Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866).