Guillaume Bigourdan

1851 - 1932

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Camille Guillaume Bigourdan (French pronunciation: ​[kamil gijom biguʁdɑ̃]; 6 April 1851 – 28 February 1932) was a French astronomer. Bigourdan was born at Sistels, Tarn-et-Garonne to Pierre Bigourdan and Jeanne Carrière. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guillaume Bigourdan has received more than 17,554 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Guillaume Bigourdan is the 140th most popular astronomer (up from 181st in 2019), the 1,825th most popular biography from France (up from 2,146th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 140 out of 532Before him are Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Ernst Öpik, N. R. Pogson, Maslama al-Majriti, Maria Mitchell, and William Henry Pickering. After him are Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Johann Daniel Titius, Peter Andreas Hansen, Maximilian Hell, and Nikolai Chernykh.

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Among people born in 1851, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 25Before him are Knut Wicksell, Isabella, Princess of Asturias, Asa Griggs Candler, Torakusu Yamaha, Charles Dow, and Alexander, Prince of Orange. After him are Charles Dupuy, Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, George Francis FitzGerald, Emilia Pardo Bazán, and Charles Joseph Bonaparte. Among people deceased in 1932, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 35Before him are Kang Pan-sok, Inukai Tsuyoshi, Alexander Grin, Jules Chéret, Ramon Casas, and Georg Kerschensteiner. After him are Émile Friant, Ahmed Shawqi, Ovide Decroly, Tomáš Baťa, Johannes Schober, and King C. Gillette.

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Among people born in France, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 1,825 out of 5,234Before him are Bernard of Menthon (923), Peter II of Courtenay (1155), Henri Gatien Bertrand (1773), Louis Le Prince (1841), Adelaide of Paris (850), and Étienne de Silhouette (1709). After him are Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon (1844), Joseph Bertrand (1822), Marguerite Perey (1909), Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine (1608), Jérôme Lejeune (1926), and Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon (1257).


Among astronomers born in France, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 11Before him are Jacques Cassini (1677), Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580), Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (1713), Jean Picard (1620), Alphonse Borrelly (1842), and Édouard Stephan (1837). After him are Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Auguste Charlois (1864), Bernard Lyot (1897), Guillaume Le Gentil (1725), Jean Chacornac (1823), and Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723).