Hermann Goldschmidt

1802 - 1866

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Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt (June 17, 1802 – August 30 or September 10 1866) was a German-French astronomer and painter who spent much of his life in France. He started out as a painter, but after attending a lecture by the famous French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier turned to astronomy. His discovery of the asteroid Lutetia in 1852 was followed by further findings and by 1861 Goldschmidt had discovered 14 asteroids. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Goldschmidt has received more than 29,067 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Hermann Goldschmidt is the 124th most popular astronomer (down from 123rd in 2019), the 1,402nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,556th in 2019) and the 24th most popular German Astronomer.

Hermann Goldschmidt was a German chemist who discovered the element hafnium.

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Among astronomers, Hermann Goldschmidt ranks 124 out of 644Before him are Frank Drake, Ernst Öpik, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Cleveland Abbe, Eric Walter Elst, and Ali Qushji. After him are Maria Mitchell, Alphonse Borrelly, Tom Gehrels, Annibale de Gasparis, Maslama al-Majriti, and E. M. Antoniadi.

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Among people born in 1802, Hermann Goldschmidt ranks 20Before him are Pavel Nakhimov, Husein Gradaščević, Antoine Jérôme Balard, Harriet Martineau, Alcide d'Orbigny, and Nikolaus Lenau. After him are Ignacy Domeyko, Charlotte Bonaparte, Carl Ritter von Ghega, Charles Auguste de Bériot, Johann Friedrich von Brandt, and Arnold Ruge. Among people deceased in 1866, Hermann Goldschmidt ranks 8Before him are Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, George Everest, Miguel I of Portugal, Karl Ludwig Hencke, Tokugawa Iemochi, and William Whewell. After him are Chief Seattle, Philipp Franz von Siebold, Adolph Diesterweg, Friedrich Rückert, Paul Gavarni, and Thomas Hodgkin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Goldschmidt ranks 1,402 out of 7,253Before him are Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736), André Previn (1929), Lothar de Maizière (1940), Walter Kasper (1933), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), and Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741). After him are Henry III, Margrave of Meissen (1218), Gottfried Böhm (1920), Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1724), Toni Kroos (1990), Joachim Fest (1926), and Maria Reiche (1903).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Hermann Goldschmidt ranks 24Before him are Johann Elert Bode (1747), Wilhelm Tempel (1821), Reinhard Genzel (1952), Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813), Karl Ludwig Harding (1765), and Heinrich Schwabe (1789). After him are Arthur Auwers (1838), Hermann Carl Vogel (1841), Maria Margaretha Kirch (1670), Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (1921), August Kopff (1882), and Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann (1870).