Giovanni Schiaparelli

1835 - 1910

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Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli ( SKAP-ə-REL-ee, SHAP-, US also skee-AHP-, Italian: [dʒoˈvanni virˈdʒiːnjo skjapaˈrɛlli]; 14 March 1835 – 4 July 1910) was an Italian astronomer and science historian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Schiaparelli has received more than 284,411 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Giovanni Schiaparelli is the 40th most popular astronomer (up from 41st in 2019), the 747th most popular biography from Italy (down from 729th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Astronomer.

Giovanni Schiaparelli is most famous for the discovery of the canals on Mars.

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Over the past year Giovanni Schiaparelli has had the most page views in the with 27,192 views, followed by Italian (17,087), and Russian (5,976). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Occitan (76.34%), Irish (76.13%), and Serbian (75.22%)


Among astronomers, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 40 out of 644Before him are Adolphe Quetelet, Michel Mayor, Jamshīd al-Kāshī, Arthur Eddington, Fred Hoyle, and Robert Woodrow Wilson. After him are Jan Oort, Sosigenes of Alexandria, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Jérôme Lalande, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, and Gerard Kuiper.

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Among people born in 1835, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 11Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesare Lombroso, Adolf von Baeyer, Andrew Carnegie, César Cui, and Samuel Butler. After him are Henryk Wieniawski, Giosuè Carducci, William Stanley Jevons, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, and Josef Stefan. Among people deceased in 1910, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 20Before him are Marius Petipa, Johann Gottfried Galle, Luigi Lucheni, Léon Walras, Huo Yuanjia, and Elizabeth Blackwell. After him are Jules Renard, Pauline Viardot, An Jung-geun, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Karl Lueger, and William Holman Hunt.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 747 out of 5,161Before him are Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), Pope Leo VI (914), Pope Vigilius (500), Joachim of Fiore (1135), Pope Felix IV (480), and Poliziano (1454). After him are Rosso Fiorentino (1494), Luca della Robbia (1399), Emilio Segrè (1905), Atia (-85), Vincenzo Galilei (1520), and Domenico Modugno (1928).


Among astronomers born in Italy, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 5Before him are Galileo Galilei (1564), Giordano Bruno (1548), Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), and Giuseppe Piazzi (1746). After him are Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), Riccardo Giacconi (1931), Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598), Girolamo Fracastoro (1476), Angelo Secchi (1818), Annibale de Gasparis (1819), and Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (1658).