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Karl Ludwig Hencke

1793 - 1866

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Karl Ludwig Hencke (8 April 1793 – 21 September 1866) was a German amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Ludwig Hencke has received more than 21,725 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl Ludwig Hencke is the 98th most popular astronomer (up from 108th in 2019), the 251st most popular biography from Poland (up from 266th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Karl Ludwig Hencke ranks 98 out of 531Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, David Fabricius, Johann Elert Bode, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, William Huggins, and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth. After him are J. Allen Hynek, James Van Allen, Mary Somerville, Reinhard Genzel, Frank Drake, and Edward Charles Pickering.

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Among people born in 1793, Karl Ludwig Hencke ranks 6Before him are Ferdinand I of Austria, Victor of Aveyron, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira. After him are Constantine Kanaris, Ján Kollár, Josef Ressel, Radama I, Michel Chasles, and Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. Among people deceased in 1866, Karl Ludwig Hencke ranks 5Before him are Bernhard Riemann, George Everest, Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, and Miguel I of Portugal. After him are Chief Seattle, William Whewell, Tokugawa Iemochi, Hermann Goldschmidt, Thomas Hodgkin, Adolph Diesterweg, and Philipp Franz von Siebold.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Karl Ludwig Hencke ranks 251 out of 1,454Before him are Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687), Henryk Szeryng (1918), Victor Klemperer (1881), Anna von Schweidnitz (1339), Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1954), and Kurt Masur (1927). After him are Wanda Landowska (1879), Leopold Trepper (1904), Zbigniew Boniek (1956), Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1651), Stanisława Walasiewicz (1911), and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1785).


Among astronomers born in Poland, Karl Ludwig Hencke ranks 4Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473), Johannes Hevelius (1611), and Albert Marth (1828). After him are Johann Daniel Titius (1729), Robert Luther (1822), Maria Cunitz (1610), Aleksander Wolszczan (1946), Wilhelm Gliese (1915), Wilhelm Julius Foerster (1832), and Hugo von Seeliger (1849).