Leo Anton Karl de Ball

1853 - 1916

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Leo Anton Karl de Ball (November 23, 1853 – December 12, 1916) was a German-Austrian astronomer. He is credited by the Minor Planet Center as "K. de Ball" for his (sole) asteroid discovery, but seems to be best known as Leo de Ball. He was born at Lobberich in the Rhineland, in Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Anton Karl de Ball has received more than 8,155 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Leo Anton Karl de Ball is the 371st most popular astronomer (up from 376th in 2019), the 3,580th most popular biography from Germany and the 59th most popular German Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Leo Anton Karl de Ball ranks 371 out of 532Before him are George Van Biesbroeck, Michael E. Brown, William Christie, Janet Akyüz Mattei, Adam Riess, and William Wilson Morgan. After him are Geoffrey Burbidge, Jeremiah Horrocks, Carl A. Wirtanen, Joseph Johann von Littrow, Maria Clara Eimmart, and Benjamin Jekhowsky.

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Among people born in 1853, Leo Anton Karl de Ball ranks 75Before him are John Wesley Hardin, Vladimir Gilyarovsky, Dmitry Sipyagin, Ian Hamilton, Jules Lemaître, and Lucy Parsons. After him are Gaston Bonnier, Konstantin Stoilov, Marc-Émile Ruchet, Heinrich Kayser, Julian Fałat, and René Bazin. Among people deceased in 1916, Leo Anton Karl de Ball ranks 102Before him are Ioannis Frangoudis, Ștefan Luchian, Ishi, William Merritt Chase, Clements Markham, and Boris Borisovich Golitsyn. After him are Tina Blau, Josiah Royce, Germán Riesco, Charles Booth, Georgios Theotokis, and Maksim Kovalevsky.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Leo Anton Karl de Ball ranks 3,580 out of 5,289Before him are Christian Thielemann (1959), Otto Deßloch (1889), Tankred Dorst (1925), Peter Härtling (1933), Oskar Messter (1866), and Angela Voigt (1951). After him are Robert Havemann (1910), Wolfgang Unzicker (1925), Ralph Kronig (1904), Fredric Wertham (1895), Augustus Christian Frederick, Duke of Anhalt-Köthen (1769), and Fritz Julius Kuhn (1896).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Leo Anton Karl de Ball ranks 59Before him are Ludwig Biermann (1907), Richard Schorr (1867), Friedrich Tietjen (1834), Christian August Friedrich Peters (1806), Joseph Helffrich (1890), and Otto Heckmann (1901). After him are Maria Clara Eimmart (1676), Carl Gustav Witt (1866), Arno Arthur Wachmann (1902), Lutz D. Schmadel (1942), Cuno Hoffmeister (1892), and Alfred Bohrmann (1904).