ASTRONOMER

John Flamsteed

1646 - 1719

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John Flamsteed FRS (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 144,042 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. John Flamsteed is the 68th most popular astronomer (down from 62nd in 2019), the 719th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 664th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, John Flamsteed ranks 68 out of 532. Before him are William Alfred Fowler, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Girolamo Fracastoro, Pierre Janssen, Pieter van Musschenbroek, and Stephen Gray. After him are George Darwin, Petrus Plancius, Sosigenes of Alexandria, Johann Franz Encke, Jacques Cassini, and Lewis A. Swift.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1646, John Flamsteed ranks 7Before him are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Christian V of Denmark, Ismail Ibn Sharif, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, and Antoine Galland. After him are Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Hortense Mancini, Godfrey Kneller, Charles Plumier, and Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert. Among people deceased in 1719, John Flamsteed ranks 5Before him are Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Benjamin Hornigold, and Michel Rolle. After him are Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Johann Friedrich Böttger, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Joseph Addison, Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Arp Schnitger, and Boris Sheremetev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Flamsteed ranks 719 out of 6,924. Before him are Naomi Watts (1968), Catherine of Lancaster (1373), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Stephen Gray (1666), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), and Joseph Swan (1828). After him are John Gurdon (1933), William Jones (1746), George Darwin (1845), Bobby Moore (1941), Rex Harrison (1908), and David J. Thouless (1934).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, John Flamsteed ranks 11Before him are Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), James Bradley (1693), William Lassell (1799), Martin Ryle (1918), Antony Hewish (1924), and Stephen Gray (1666). After him are George Darwin (1845), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), George Biddell Airy (1801), William Huggins (1824), Margaret Burbidge (1919), and John Russell Hind (1823).