Henry Norris Russell

1877 - 1957

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Prof Henry Norris Russell ForMemRS HFRSE FRAS (October 25, 1877 – February 18, 1957) was an American astronomer who, along with Ejnar Hertzsprung, developed the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram (1910). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Norris Russell has received more than 88,493 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Henry Norris Russell is the 93rd most popular astronomer (down from 86th in 2019), the 1,295th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,256th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Astronomer.

Henry Norris Russell is most famous for his work in the field of astronomy. He was born in 1877 and studied at Princeton University, graduating in 1900. He then went on to study at Harvard University, where he received his doctorate in astronomy in 1905. He was a professor at Princeton University from 1909 until his retirement in 1956.

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Among astronomers, Henry Norris Russell ranks 93 out of 532. Before him are Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Vera Rubin, Victor Ambartsumian, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, and Robert Luther. After him are Edward Emerson Barnard, Varāhamihira, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Tom Gehrels, George Biddell Airy, and Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille.

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Among people born in 1877, Henry Norris Russell ranks 27Before him are Maurice Halbwachs, Oswald Avery, André Maginot, Karl Abraham, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, and Enrico De Nicola. After him are Plutarco Elías Calles, Princess Auguste of Bavaria, Gabriele Münter, Alfred Kubin, Otto Gross, and Aga Khan III. Among people deceased in 1957, Henry Norris Russell ranks 49Before him are Ernst Gräfenberg, Johnny Torrio, Giovanni Battista Caproni, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, Carl Clauberg, and Max Amann. After him are Moša Pijade, Aga Khan III, Arnold van Gennep, Rudolf Diels, Antonín Zápotocký, and Qi Baishi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Norris Russell ranks 1,295 out of 15,968. Before him are Rosalynn Carter (1927), Edward Tatum (1909), William Carlos Williams (1883), Tecumseh (1768), Ted Turner (1938), and Harry Harrison (1925). After him are Douglas McGregor (1906), Ben Stiller (1965), Alan Alda (1936), Wesley Snipes (1962), Art Blakey (1919), and Candice Bergen (1946).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Henry Norris Russell ranks 15Before him are William Alfred Fowler (1911), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Lewis A. Swift (1820), J. Allen Hynek (1910), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), and Vera Rubin (1928). After him are Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Annie Jump Cannon (1863), Frank Drake (1930), Harlow Shapley (1885), and James Van Allen (1914).