George William Hill

1838 - 1914

George William Hill

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 48,245 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 183rd most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, George William Hill ranks 184 out of 495Before him are Sergey Belyavsky, J. Allen Hynek, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Guillaume Bigourdan, William Wallace Campbell, and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld. After him are William Cranch Bond, August Kopff, Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann, Josep Comas i Solà, Nevil Maskelyne, and James Dunlop.

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Among people born in 1838, George William Hill ranks 41Before him are Jules Brunet, James Craig Watson, Nicolae Grigorescu, John Muir, Fredrik Idestam, and Clemens Winkler. After him are Duke Philipp of Württemberg, Edwin Abbott Abbott, Jean-Paul Laurens, Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, Paolo Boselli, and Henry Sidgwick. Among people deceased in 1914, George William Hill ranks 42Before him are Giuseppe Mercalli, Julio Argentino Roca, John Henry Poynting, Ödön Lechner, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and John Muir. After him are Ivan Zajc, Theodor Lipps, Paul Héroult, Stevan Mokranjac, Jurji Zaydan, and Georges Picquart.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George William Hill ranks 2,477 out of 12,171Before him are John Connally (1917), LeBron James (1984), Jerry Siegel (1914), Wesley Clark (1944), Melissa McCarthy (1970), and Delmer Daves (1904). After him are Woody Strode (1914), Jane Darwell (1879), Ricky Nelson (1940), Henry Murray (1893), Ken Mattingly (1936), and William Le Baron Jenney (1832).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, George William Hill ranks 35Before him are James W. Christy (1938), Milton L. Humason (1891), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837), J. Allen Hynek (1910), and William Wallace Campbell (1862). After him are William Cranch Bond (1789), Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906), George Ellery Hale (1868), Michael H. Hart (1932), Eleanor F. Helin (1932), and Heber Doust Curtis (1872).