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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 18,143 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. James Ferguson is the 219th most popular astronomer (up from 222nd in 2019), the 1,938th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,957th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, James Ferguson ranks 219 out of 531Before him are Alexis Bouvard, Oskar Backlund, Svetlana Gerasimenko, Alfred Fowler, César-François Cassini de Thury, and Heber Doust Curtis. After him are Antonín Mrkos, Walter Lewin, Tamara Smirnova, Milton L. Humason, George Ellery Hale, and Nancy Roman.

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Among people born in 1797, James Ferguson ranks 44Before him are Princess Maria Antonia Koháry, Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Pierre Leroux, Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, Friedrich von Lütke, and Henry E. Steinway. After him are January Suchodolski, Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, Jeremias Gotthelf, El Hadj Umar Tall, Prince Adolf zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, and Paweł Strzelecki. Among people deceased in 1867, James Ferguson ranks 32Before him are Faustin Soulouque, Prince William of Hesse-Kassel, Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán, Armand Trousseau, Miguel Miramón, and Mirko Petrović-Njegoš. After him are Mohammad Afzal Khan, Jean Pierre Flourens, Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, Simon Sechter, Juan Álvarez, and Alexander Petrov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Ferguson ranks 1,938 out of 7,765Before him are John Badham (1939), Martin Rees (1942), Thom Yorke (1968), Robert Fortune (1812), Adele (1988), and John Chadwick (1920). After him are Bobby Sands (1954), Sylvester McCoy (1943), John Loudon McAdam (1756), K. K. Downing (1951), Bob Peck (1945), and Captain Tom (1920).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, James Ferguson ranks 29Before him are John Bevis (1695), Francis Baily (1774), Edward Walter Maunder (1851), James Dunlop (1793), Edward L. G. Bowell (1943), and Alfred Fowler (1868). After him are John Michell (1724), James Glaisher (1809), Nevil Maskelyne (1732), George Mary Searle (1839), David Gill (1843), and Robert T. A. Innes (1861).