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Giovanni Schiaparelli

1835 - 1910

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Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli ( SKAP-ə-REL-ee, SHAP-, also US: 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 251,814 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia. Giovanni Schiaparelli is the 41st most popular astronomer (down from 34th in 2019), the 731st most popular biography from Italy (down from 642nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Astronomer.

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

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Among astronomers, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 41 out of 531Before him are Wilhelm Schickard, Michel Mayor, Adolphe Quetelet, Jan Oort, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, and Charles Greeley Abbot. After him are Simon Marius, Arthur Eddington, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, James Bradley, Asaph Hall, and Fritz Zwicky.

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Among people born in 1835, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 11Before him are Leopold II of Belgium, Cesare Lombroso, Adolf von Baeyer, Andrew Carnegie, César Cui, and Henryk Wieniawski. After him are Samuel Butler, Demetrius Vikelas, Giosuè Carducci, Eduard Strauss, Josef Stefan, and William Stanley Jevons. Among people deceased in 1910, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 17Before him are Mily Balakirev, Marius Petipa, Luigi Lucheni, Léon Walras, Chulalongkorn, and Johann Gottfried Galle. After him are Huo Yuanjia, Elizabeth Blackwell, Pauline Viardot, An Jung-geun, Jules Renard, and Karl Lueger.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 731 out of 4,668Before him are Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150), Ottorino Respighi (1879), Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Constans (320), Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), and Gaius Octavius (-100). After him are Pope Theodore II (840), Pietro Metastasio (1698), Henry of Germany (1211), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), and Gianni Agnelli (1921).


Among astronomers born in Italy, Giovanni Schiaparelli ranks 6Before him are Galileo Galilei (1564), Giordano Bruno (1548), Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), Giuseppe Piazzi (1746), and Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397). After him are Girolamo Fracastoro (1476), Riccardo Giacconi (1931), Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598), Angelo Secchi (1818), Annibale de Gasparis (1819), and Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (1658).