James Dunlop

1793 - 1848

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James Dunlop FRSE (31 October 1793 – 22 September 1848) was a Scottish astronomer, noted for his work in Australia. He was employed by Sir Thomas Brisbane to work as astronomer's assistant at his private observatory, once located at Paramatta (now named Parramatta), New South Wales, about 23 kilometres (14 mi) west of Sydney during the 1820s and 1830s. Dunlop was mostly a visual observer, doing stellar astrometry work for Brisbane, and after its completion, then independently discovered and catalogued many new telescopic southern double stars and deep-sky objects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Dunlop has received more than 53,897 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). James Dunlop is the 134th most popular astronomer (up from 201st in 2019), the 1,098th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,823rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, James Dunlop ranks 134 out of 644Before him are Annibale de Gasparis, Maslama al-Majriti, E. M. Antoniadi, John Goodricke, Arthur Auwers, and Auguste Charlois. After him are Hermann Carl Vogel, Nikolai Chernykh, Maria Margaretha Kirch, Dorothea Klumpke, Giovanni Battista Hodierna, and Henry Draper.

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Among people born in 1793, James Dunlop ranks 12Before him are Karl Ludwig Hencke, Josef Ressel, Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Michel Chasles, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, and Constantine Kanaris. After him are Karl Lachmann, Sam Houston, Radama I, Charles Paul de Kock, Tokugawa Ieyoshi, and Philipp Veit. Among people deceased in 1848, James Dunlop ranks 20Before him are Mohammad Shah Qajar, Khachatur Abovian, Thomas Cole, Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, and Joseph Mohr. After him are Branwell Brontë, Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, John Jacob Astor, and Horace Wells.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Dunlop ranks 1,098 out of 8,785Before him are Helen McCrory (1968), Seamus Heaney (1939), Joseph Swan (1828), Matilda of Scotland (1080), Ian Rush (1961), and Henry Walter Bates (1825). After him are Patrick Macnee (1922), Brenda Blethyn (1946), Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774), Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936), Roger Scruton (1944), and Mark Phillips (1948).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, James Dunlop ranks 16Before him are Stephen Gray (1666), George Darwin (1845), Adelard of Bath (1075), William Huggins (1824), Mary Somerville (1780), and William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800). After him are Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), George Biddell Airy (1801), John Russell Hind (1823), Edward Walter Maunder (1851), James Glaisher (1809), and Norman Lockyer (1836).