Lewis A. Swift

1820 - 1913

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Lewis A. Swift (February 29, 1820 – January 5, 1913) was an American astronomer who discovered 13 comets and 1,248 previously uncatalogued nebulae. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lewis A. Swift has received more than 18,437 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Lewis A. Swift is the 74th most popular astronomer (up from 82nd in 2019), the 1,107th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,194th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Astronomer.

Lewis A. Swift is most famous for his work in the field of astronomy. He was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and was a pioneer in the study of nebulae and star clusters.

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Among astronomers, Lewis A. Swift ranks 74 out of 532Before him are John Flamsteed, George Darwin, Petrus Plancius, Sosigenes of Alexandria, Johann Franz Encke, and Jacques Cassini. After him are Ejnar Hertzsprung, Walter Baade, Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, Petrus Apianus, Abu Hanifa Dinawari, and Albert Marth.

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Among people born in 1820, Lewis A. Swift ranks 18Before him are Henri Vieuxtemps, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Susan B. Anthony, Heungseon Daewongun, Edmond Becquerel, and John Tyndall. After him are Mathilde Bonaparte, William Tecumseh Sherman, John Tenniel, Božena Němcová, Yaqub Beg, and Édouard Roche. Among people deceased in 1913, Lewis A. Swift ranks 17Before him are Sophia of Nassau, August Bebel, Tobias Asser, Lesya Ukrainka, Francisco I. Madero, and Ármin Vámbéry. After him are Emily Davison, Gustaf de Laval, Alfred Redl, Katsura Tarō, Philip Sclater, and Mahmud Shevket Pasha.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lewis A. Swift ranks 1,107 out of 15,968Before him are Uma Thurman (1970), Charles Ives (1874), Powers Boothe (1948), Laura Branigan (1952), Sacagawea (1780), and Bruce Dern (1936). After him are Bill Withers (1938), Robert Aldrich (1918), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), David Lee (1931), Richard Winters (1918), and Daniel Dennett (1942).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Lewis A. Swift ranks 11Before him are Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Asaph Hall (1829), Percival Lowell (1855), William Alfred Fowler (1911), and Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868). After him are J. Allen Hynek (1910), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Vera Rubin (1928), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), and Edward Charles Pickering (1846).