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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guillaume Bigourdan has received more than 19,275 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Guillaume Bigourdan is the 147th most popular astronomer (down from 140th in 2019), the 1,998th most popular biography from France (down from 1,822nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 147 out of 531Before him are Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, Maria Mitchell, Annie Jump Cannon, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Giovanni Battista Hodierna, and Peter Andreas Hansen. After him are Eugène Joseph Delporte, Hermann Carl Vogel, Bernard Lyot, George Phillips Bond, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, and Jean Chacornac.

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Among people born in 1851, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 30Before him are George Francis FitzGerald, Bernardino Machado, Doc Holliday, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Charles Dow, and Franz von Liszt. After him are Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Jacobus Kapteyn, Theodor Lipps, Melvil Dewey, and Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval. Among people deceased in 1932, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 42Before him are Ovide Decroly, John Philip Sousa, Johannes Schober, Louis Anquetin, King C. Gillette, and René-Louis Baire. After him are Émile Friant, Nureddin Pasha, Ramon Casas, Ivar Kreuger, Emil Orlík, and Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov.

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Among people born in France, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 1,998 out of 6,011Before him are John III, Duke of Brittany (1286), Pierre Paul Émile Roux (1853), Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma (1940), Guillaume Dupuytren (1777), Henri Michel (1947), and Robert Surcouf (1773). After him are Sophie Blanchard (1778), Recceswinth (620), Gaspard Ulliel (1984), Patrick Tambay (1949), Martine Carol (1920), and Narcisse Virgilio Díaz (1807).


Among astronomers born in France, Guillaume Bigourdan ranks 11Before him are Jacques Cassini (1677), Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580), Édouard Stephan (1837), Alphonse Borrelly (1842), Pierre Janssen (1824), and Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688). After him are Bernard Lyot (1897), Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723), Jean Chacornac (1823), Jean Picard (1620), Auguste Charlois (1864), and Dominique, comte de Cassini (1748).