Henri-Alexandre Deslandres

1853 - 1948

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Henri Alexandre Deslandres (24 July 1853 – 15 January 1948) was a French astronomer, director of the Meudon and Paris Observatories, who carried out intensive studies on the behaviour of the atmosphere of the Sun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri-Alexandre Deslandres has received more than 16,179 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Henri-Alexandre Deslandres is the 331st most popular astronomer (down from 282nd in 2019), the 3,441st most popular biography from France (down from 2,773rd in 2019) and the 31st most popular French Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Henri-Alexandre Deslandres ranks 331 out of 532Before him are Willem Jacob Luyten, Hermann von Struve, Frank Elmore Ross, Patrick Moore, Eugene Parker, and Kiyotsugu Hirayama. After him are Frank Schlesinger, Charles Wolf, Catherine Wolfe Bruce, Luigi Carnera, Alvan Clark, and Bart Bok.

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Among people born in 1853, Henri-Alexandre Deslandres ranks 65Before him are Karl von Einem, Hermann Wissmann, Evgraf Fedorov, Lillie Langtry, Jaroslav Vrchlický, and Rudolf Kittel. After him are Heinrich Lammasch, Arthur Moritz Schoenflies, José Santos Zelaya, John Wesley Hardin, Vladimir Gilyarovsky, and Dmitry Sipyagin. Among people deceased in 1948, Henri-Alexandre Deslandres ranks 116Before him are Sigrid Hjertén, Kristine Bonnevie, August Hlond, C. Aubrey Smith, Harry Brearley, and Amir Sjarifuddin. After him are Carole Landis, Abraham Brill, Marcel Brillouin, Gustav Schuft, Lizzie Magie, and Siegmund von Hausegger.

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Among people born in France, Henri-Alexandre Deslandres ranks 3,441 out of 5,234Before him are Philippe Cattiau (1892), Henri Decoin (1890), André Gobert (1890), Augusta Holmès (1847), Bernard Heuvelmans (1916), and Ernest Goüin (1815). After him are André Simon (1920), Claude Aveline (1901), Henri Dentz (1881), Hermano da Silva Ramos (1925), Marcel Arland (1899), and Charles Wolf (1827).


Among astronomers born in France, Henri-Alexandre Deslandres ranks 31Before him are Benjamin Baillaud (1848), Rudolph Minkowski (1895), André Patry (1902), Marguerite Laugier (1896), Louis Boyer (1901), and Félix Tisserand (1845). After him are Charles Wolf (1827), Hervé Faye (1814), Georges Rayet (1839), Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix (1718), Gérard de Vaucouleurs (1918), and Adrien Auzout (1622).