Margaret Burbidge

1919 - 2020

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Eleanor Margaret Burbidge, FRS (née Peachey; 12 August 1919 – 5 April 2020) was a British-American observational astronomer and astrophysicist. In the 1950s, she was one of the founders of stellar nucleosynthesis and was first author of the influential B2FH paper. During the 1960s and 70s she worked on galaxy rotation curves and quasars, discovering the most distant astronomical object then known. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Burbidge has received more than 142,354 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Margaret Burbidge is the 165th most popular astronomer (down from 109th in 2019), the 1,561st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,017th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Margaret Burbidge ranks 165 out of 531Before her are N. R. Pogson, Henry Draper, Cleomedes, Antonio Abetti, George William Hill, and Wilhelm Beer. After her are Maria Cunitz, Andrea M. Ghez, Michael H. Hart, Auguste Charlois, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, and Gan De.

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Among people born in 1919, Margaret Burbidge ranks 85Before her are Frederik Pohl, Christoph Probst, Rubén González, Joop den Uyl, P. F. Strawson, and Ginette Neveu. After her are Hermann Gmeiner, Uta Hagen, Pierre Soulages, Janko Bobetko, José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, and Mitja Ribičič. Among people deceased in 2020, Margaret Burbidge ranks 132Before her are Mory Kanté, Dana Zátopková, Otto Barić, Ben Cross, Pascal Lissouba, and Peter Sutcliffe. After her are Manolis Glezos, Albert Memmi, Dyanne Thorne, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Paik Sun-yup, and Borys Paton.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Margaret Burbidge ranks 1,561 out of 7,765Before her are Ronnie O'Sullivan (1975), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Ally McCoist (1962), Bertram Ramsay (1883), George Shaw (1751), and Hertha Ayrton (1854). After her are Olaf Stapledon (1886), John Smyth (1570), George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784), William Auld (1924), William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720), and John Muir (1838).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, Margaret Burbidge ranks 22Before her are Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), Adelard of Bath (1075), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), John Russell Hind (1823), Williamina Fleming (1857), and N. R. Pogson (1829). After her are John Bevis (1695), Francis Baily (1774), Edward Walter Maunder (1851), James Dunlop (1793), Edward L. G. Bowell (1943), and Alfred Fowler (1868).