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 51,290 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Franz Encke is the 72nd most popular astronomer (down from 67th in 2019), the 896th most popular biography from Germany (down from 811th in 2019) and the 12th 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 72 out of 532Before him are Pieter van Musschenbroek, Stephen Gray, John Flamsteed, George Darwin, Petrus Plancius, and Sosigenes of Alexandria. After him are Jacques Cassini, Lewis A. Swift, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Walter Baade, Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, and Petrus Apianus.

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Among people born in 1791, Johann Franz Encke ranks 14Before him are Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, James Buchanan, Franz Bopp, Francesco Hayez, Franz Grillparzer, and Eugène Scribe. After him are Minh Mạng, Félix Savart, István Széchenyi, Friedrich Parrot, Ferdinand Hérold, and Alexandros Mavrokordatos. Among people deceased in 1865, Johann Franz Encke ranks 11Before him are Leopold I of Belgium, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, and Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia. After him are Robert FitzRoy, Elizabeth Gaskell, Shoqan Walikhanov, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Heinrich Barth, and Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Franz Encke ranks 896 out of 5,289Before him are Karlheinz Böhm (1928), Hans Oster (1887), Sophie of Württemberg (1818), Gustav Ritter von Kahr (1862), Erich Auerbach (1892), and Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789). After him are Lale Andersen (1905), Sigmund Jähn (1937), Erich Kempka (1910), Ernst Zermelo (1871), Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1709), and Prince Augustus William of Prussia (1722).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Johann Franz Encke ranks 12Before him are Johann Bayer (1572), Caroline Herschel (1750), Simon Marius (1573), Max Wolf (1863), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), and Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793). After him are Walter Baade (1893), Petrus Apianus (1495), Karl Ludwig Harding (1765), Johann Elert Bode (1747), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892).