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John Flamsteed

1646 - 1719

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John Flamsteed (19 August 1646 – 31 December 1719) was an English astronomer and the first Astronomer Royal. His main achievements were the preparation of a 3,000-star catalogue, Catalogus Britannicus, and a star atlas called Atlas Coelestis, both published posthumously. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Flamsteed has received more than 210,793 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). John Flamsteed is the 55th most popular astronomer (up from 68th in 2019), the 609th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 718th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Astronomer.

John Flamsteed was an English astronomer who is most famous for being the first Astronomer Royal of England.

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Among astronomers, John Flamsteed ranks 55 out of 531Before him are Ferdinand Verbiest, Johann Palisa, Jérôme Lalande, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Pieter van Musschenbroek, and Varāhamihira. After him are Pierre Méchain, Girolamo Fracastoro, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Martin Ryle, Jacques Cassini, and Vera Rubin.

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Among people born in 1646, John Flamsteed ranks 5Before him are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Christian V of Denmark, Ismail Ibn Sharif, and Jules Hardouin-Mansart. After him are Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Antoine Galland, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Godfrey Kneller, Hortense Mancini, and Charles Plumier. Among people deceased in 1719, John Flamsteed ranks 3Before him are Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon and Jean-Baptiste de La Salle. After him are Michel Rolle, Benjamin Hornigold, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Johann Friedrich Böttger, Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Joseph Addison, Boris Sheremetev, and Farrukhsiyar.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Flamsteed ranks 609 out of 7,765Before him are Edgar Adrian (1889), John Snow (1813), Tony Iommi (1948), Tom Hardy (1977), Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), and William Dampier (1651). After him are Henry the Young King (1155), John Rhys-Davies (1944), William Wilberforce (1759), James Hargreaves (1720), Douglas Adams (1952), and Jonathan Pryce (1947).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, John Flamsteed ranks 6Before him are Edmond Halley (1656), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Fred Hoyle (1915), Arthur Eddington (1882), and James Bradley (1693). After him are Martin Ryle (1918), George Darwin (1845), William Lassell (1799), Stephen Gray (1666), Antony Hewish (1924), and William Huggins (1824).