James Ferguson

1797 - 1867

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James Ferguson (August 31, 1797 – September 26, 1867) was a Scottish-born American astronomer and engineer, who made the first discovery of an asteroid from North America (31 Euphrosyne). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Ferguson has received more than 20,450 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). James Ferguson is the 209th most popular astronomer (up from 221st in 2019), the 1,710th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,933rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, James Ferguson ranks 209 out of 644Before him are Margherita Hack, Mashallah ibn Athari, Cleomedes, Tamara Smirnova, Timocharis, and Bertil Lindblad. After him are Milton L. Humason, Dominique, comte de Cassini, David Gill, James Craig Watson, Erasmus Reinhold, and Johann Heinrich von Mädler.

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Among people born in 1797, James Ferguson ranks 41Before him are Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier, George Tupou I, Pierre Leroux, Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, Jean-Marie Duhamel, and Princess Hermine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. After him are Jeremias Gotthelf, January Suchodolski, Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant, Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, Wilhelm Beer, and Friedrich von Lütke. Among people deceased in 1867, James Ferguson ranks 27Before him are Théophile-Jules Pelouze, Giovanni Pacini, Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, Takasugi Shinsaku, Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán, and Miguel Miramón. After him are Mirko Petrović-Njegoš, Faustin Soulouque, Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary, Armand Trousseau, Mohammad Afzal Khan, and Jean Pierre Flourens.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Ferguson ranks 1,710 out of 8,785Before him are George Green (1793), Edward FitzGerald (1809), Oliver Hart (1948), Cassivellaunus (-100), Bill Foulkes (1932), and James Gillray (1756). After him are Harold Laski (1893), John Ross (1777), Donald Adamson (1939), George Rooke (1650), Wat Tyler (1341), and Lulach (1030).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, James Ferguson ranks 30Before him are William Robert Brooks (1844), Margaret Burbidge (1919), N. R. Pogson (1829), Edward L. G. Bowell (1943), Francis Baily (1774), and Jeremiah Horrocks (1618). After him are David Gill (1843), John Bevis (1695), Cyril Jackson (1903), George Mary Searle (1839), Nevil Maskelyne (1732), and Sherburne Wesley Burnham (1838).