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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 23,192 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Lewis A. Swift is the 81st most popular astronomer (down from 74th in 2019), the 1,287th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,106th in 2019) and the 13th 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 81 out of 531Before him are Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, Stephen Gray, Petrus Plancius, Arthur B. McDonald, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani, and Karl Ludwig Harding. After him are Walter Baade, Wilhelm Tempel, Edward Emerson Barnard, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Eric Walter Elst, and Petrus Apianus.

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Among people born in 1820, Lewis A. Swift ranks 18Before him are Heungseon Daewongun, Henri Vieuxtemps, Susan B. Anthony, Božena Němcová, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Princess Alexandrine of Baden. After him are William John Macquorn Rankine, John Tyndall, Mathilde Bonaparte, John Tenniel, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, and Yaqub Beg. Among people deceased in 1913, Lewis A. Swift ranks 19Before him are Josephine Cochrane, August Bebel, Francisco I. Madero, Ármin Vámbéry, Philip Sclater, and Katsura Tarō. After him are Blanche Monnier, Gustaf de Laval, Alfred Redl, Infanta Antónia of Portugal, Empress Dowager Longyu, and Mariano Rampolla.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lewis A. Swift ranks 1,287 out of 18,182Before him are Mike Shinoda (1977), Julius Axelrod (1912), John Payne (1912), Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), James Garner (1928), and Henry Gantt (1861). After him are Annette Bening (1958), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Grandma Moses (1860), Edith Wharton (1862), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), and Philip Warren Anderson (1923).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Lewis A. Swift ranks 13Before him are Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Asaph Hall (1829), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Vera Rubin (1928), Percival Lowell (1855), and Russell Alan Hulse (1950). After him are Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), J. Allen Hynek (1910), James Van Allen (1914), and Frank Drake (1930).