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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 59,030 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Johann Franz Encke is the 133rd most popular astronomer (down from 72nd in 2019), the 1,699th most popular biography from Germany (down from 896th in 2019) and the 27th 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 133 out of 531Before him are John Russell Hind, Robert Luther, Annibale de Gasparis, Harlow Shapley, Walter Sydney Adams, and Maria Margaretha Kirch. After him are John Louis Emil Dreyer, Alphonse Borrelly, Williamina Fleming, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Antonie Pannekoek, and Pierre Janssen.

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Among people born in 1791, Johann Franz Encke ranks 18Before him are Eugène Scribe, Franz Grillparzer, István Széchenyi, Minh Mạng, Friedrich Parrot, and Félix Savart. After him are Alexandros Mavrokordatos, Ferdinand Hérold, Anne Lister, Sergey Aksakov, Louis Visconti, and Henryk Dembiński. Among people deceased in 1865, Johann Franz Encke ranks 22Before him are Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz, Princess Sophie of Sweden, Shigechiyo Izumi, Kunisada, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, and Joseph Paxton. After him are Alexandros Mavrokordatos, Sebastián Iradier, Princess Maria Ferdinanda of Saxony, Antoine Wiertz, Constant Troyon, and Giuditta Pasta.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Franz Encke ranks 1,699 out of 6,142Before him are Miguel, Duke of Braganza (1853), Adolf Heusinger (1897), Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg (1547), Hermann Tilke (1954), Jan Tschichold (1902), and Conrad Veidt (1893). After him are Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1679), Max Koegel (1895), Hinrich Lohse (1896), Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse (1787), Guillaume Henri Dufour (1787), and Dietmar Hopp (1940).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Johann Franz Encke ranks 27Before him are Arthur Auwers (1838), Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (1921), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813), Hermann Goldschmidt (1802), and Maria Margaretha Kirch (1670). After him are Hermann Carl Vogel (1841), Tobias Mayer (1723), Andreas Cellarius (1596), Wilhelm Beer (1797), Erasmus Reinhold (1511), and August Kopff (1882).