Heinrich Louis d'Arrest

1822 - 1875

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Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (13 August 1822 – 14 June 1875; German pronunciation: [daˈʁɛ] ) was a German astronomer, born in Berlin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Louis d'Arrest has received more than 43,851 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Heinrich Louis d'Arrest is the 54th most popular astronomer (up from 67th in 2019), the 676th most popular biography from Germany (up from 868th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Astronomer.

Heinrich Louis d'Arrest is most famous for his discovery of the comet which bears his name, Comet d'Arrest.

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Among astronomers, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest ranks 54 out of 644Before him are Vera Rubin, Clyde Tombaugh, Riccardo Giacconi, William Lassell, Varāhamihira, and Pierre Janssen. After him are William Alfred Fowler, Max Wolf, Johann Bayer, Antony Hewish, Pieter van Musschenbroek, and Henrietta Swan Leavitt.

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Among people born in 1822, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest ranks 16Before him are Rutherford B. Hayes, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Charles Hermite, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Étienne Lenoir, and Sa'id of Egypt. After him are Edmond de Goncourt, Rosa Bonheur, Midhat Pasha, Adelaide of Austria, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Ignacy Łukasiewicz. Among people deceased in 1875, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest ranks 11Before him are Jean-François Millet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Charles Lyell, Éliphas Lévi, Isaac Singer, and John Edward Gray. After him are Moses Hess, Guillaume Henri Dufour, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Charles Wheatstone, Pierre Larousse, and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest ranks 676 out of 7,253Before him are August Macke (1887), Pavlo Skoropadskyi (1873), Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), and Ernst Mayr (1904). After him are Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), Jürgen Stroop (1895), Gertrude the Great (1256), Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869), and Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest ranks 7Before him are Johannes Kepler (1571), William Herschel (1738), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Caroline Herschel (1750), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), and Wilhelm Schickard (1592). After him are Max Wolf (1863), Johann Bayer (1572), Johann Franz Encke (1791), Simon Marius (1573), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), and Walter Baade (1893).