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Maarten Schmidt

1929 - Today

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Maarten Schmidt (born December 28, 1929) is a Dutch-American astronomer who measured the distances of quasars. Born in Groningen, The Netherlands, Schmidt studied with Jan Hendrik Oort. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Leiden Observatory in 1956. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maarten Schmidt has received more than 47,188 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Maarten Schmidt is the 296th most popular astronomer (up from 300th in 2019), the 487th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 454th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Dutch Astronomer.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, Maarten Schmidt ranks 296 out of 532Before him are Williamina Fleming, Johann III Bernoulli, Freimut Börngen, Klim Churyumov, Lewis Boss, and Franz Kaiser. After him are Robert Julius Trumpler, Dirk Brouwer, Frank Watson Dyson, Aleksander Wolszczan, Marguerite Laugier, and Benjamin Apthorp Gould.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1929, Maarten Schmidt ranks 247Before him are Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, Claude Goretta, Ray Barretto, Liselotte Pulver, John Henry Holland, and Moses Gunn. After him are Vija Artmane, József Tóth, Karl Koller, Henri Pousseur, Francesco Alberoni, and June Squibb.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Maarten Schmidt ranks 487 out of 1,209Before him are Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (1969), Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz (1710), Dirck Coornhert (1522), Ernesto Hoost (1965), Ard Schenk (1944), and Hennie Kuiper (1949). After him are Gerrie Mühren (1946), Henri Nouwen (1932), George Knobel (1922), Dirk Brouwer (1902), Neelie Kroes (1941), and Richard Witschge (1969).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Netherlands

Among astronomers born in Netherlands, Maarten Schmidt ranks 12Before him are Cornelis Johannes van Houten (1920), Jacobus Kapteyn (1851), John Goodricke (1764), Walter Lewin (1936), Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin (1845), and Adriaan Blaauw (1914). After him are Dirk Brouwer (1902), Hendrik van Gent (1900), Bart Bok (1906), Peter van de Kamp (1901), Adriaan van Maanen (1884), and Ewine van Dishoeck (1955).