Heinrich Schwabe

1789 - 1875

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Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (25 October 1789 – 11 April 1875) a German astronomer remembered for his work on sunspots. Schwabe was born at Dessau. At first an apothecary, he turned his attention to astronomy, and in 1826 commenced his observations on sunspots. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Schwabe has received more than 22,293 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Heinrich Schwabe is the 100th most popular astronomer, the 1,161st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,191st in 2019) and the 19th most popular German Astronomer.

Heinrich Schwabe was a German physician and botanist who is most famous for his discovery of the periodicity of sunspots.

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Among astronomers, Heinrich Schwabe ranks 100 out of 532Before him are Edward Emerson Barnard, Varāhamihira, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Tom Gehrels, George Biddell Airy, and Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille. After him are David Fabricius, Hermann Goldschmidt, Annibale de Gasparis, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, and William Huggins.

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Among people born in 1789, Heinrich Schwabe ranks 10Before him are Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, Friedrich List, María Isabella of Spain, Horace Vernet, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, and Stéphanie de Beauharnais. After him are Abbas Mirza, Princess Charlotte of Denmark, Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel, Carl Gustav Carus, Maria Szymanowska, and John Martin. Among people deceased in 1875, Heinrich Schwabe ranks 21Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Amalia of Oldenburg, Francis V, Duke of Modena, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Pierre Larousse, and Charles Wheatstone. After him are Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Jacques Paul Migne, Guillaume Henri Dufour, Eduard Mörike, Duchenne de Boulogne, and Tristan Corbière.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Schwabe ranks 1,161 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Christoph Adelung (1732), Prince Henry of Prussia (1862), Theodor Escherich (1857), Joachim Sauer (1949), Constantin Carathéodory (1873), and Ralph H. Baer (1922). After him are Andreas Brehme (1960), Hermann Graf (1912), Ernst vom Rath (1909), Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden (1790), Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden (1755), and Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Heinrich Schwabe ranks 19Before him are Walter Baade (1893), Petrus Apianus (1495), Karl Ludwig Harding (1765), Johann Elert Bode (1747), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892). After him are David Fabricius (1564), Hermann Goldschmidt (1802), Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813), Andreas Cellarius (1596), Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (1921), and Arthur Auwers (1838).