Johann Franz Encke

1791 - 1865

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Johann Franz Encke (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːhan ˈfʁants ˈɛŋkə]; 23 September 1791 – 26 August 1865) was a German astronomer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Franz Encke has received more than 69,915 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Johann Franz Encke is the 61st most popular astronomer (up from 135th in 2019), the 731st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,699th in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Astronomer.

Johann Franz Encke was a German astronomer who is most famous for his work in measuring the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

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Among astronomers, Johann Franz Encke ranks 61 out of 644Before him are William Alfred Fowler, Max Wolf, Johann Bayer, Antony Hewish, Pieter van Musschenbroek, and Henrietta Swan Leavitt. After him are Simon Marius, Asaph Hall, Pierre Méchain, Albert Marth, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, and Abu Hanifa Dinawari.

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Among people born in 1791, Johann Franz Encke ranks 12Before him are Carl Czerny, James Buchanan, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Franz Bopp, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, and Francesco Hayez. After him are Franz Grillparzer, Eugène Scribe, Jan Svatopluk Presl, István Széchenyi, Minh Mạng, and Félix Savart. Among people deceased in 1865, Johann Franz Encke ranks 9Before him are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Ignaz Semmelweis, Leopold I of Belgium, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, and Anna Pavlovna of Russia. After him are Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Robert FitzRoy, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Franz Encke ranks 731 out of 7,253Before him are Hans von Bülow (1830), Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria (1843), Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865), Walther Wenck (1900), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (1715), and Max Beckmann (1884). After him are Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826), Peter Parler (1330), Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (1261), Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich (1806), Franz Stuck (1863), and Gudrun Burwitz (1929).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Johann Franz Encke ranks 10Before him are Caroline Herschel (1750), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Max Wolf (1863), and Johann Bayer (1572). After him are Simon Marius (1573), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Walter Baade (1893), David Fabricius (1564), Petrus Apianus (1495), and Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591).