Maria Mitchell

1818 - 1889

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Maria Mitchell (/məˈraɪə/; August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) was an American astronomer, librarian, naturalist, and educator. In 1847, she discovered a comet named 1847 VI (modern designation C/1847 T1) that was later known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet" in her honor. She won a gold medal prize for her discovery, which was presented to her by King Christian VIII of Denmark in 1848. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Mitchell has received more than 355,845 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Maria Mitchell is the 142nd most popular astronomer (down from 138th in 2019), the 2,181st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,006th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Maria Mitchell ranks 142 out of 531Before her are Williamina Fleming, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Antonie Pannekoek, Pierre Janssen, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, and Luigi Ferdinando Marsili. After her are Annie Jump Cannon, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Giovanni Battista Hodierna, Peter Andreas Hansen, Guillaume Bigourdan, and Eugène Joseph Delporte.

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Among people born in 1818, Maria Mitchell ranks 40Before her are Francesco Crispi, Heinrich Göbel, Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Max Joseph von Pettenkofer, P. G. T. Beauregard, and Marie of Saxe-Altenburg. After her are Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Franciscus Donders, Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann, Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, Antonio Bazzini, and Eduard Totleben. Among people deceased in 1889, Maria Mitchell ranks 30Before her are John Ericsson, Ignacy Domeyko, Gaston Planté, Princess Eugénie of Sweden, Viktor Bunyakovsky, and Jules Dupré. After her are Elvira Madigan, Ybyrai Altynsarin, Şevkefza Kadın, Franciscus Donders, Bernhard Förster, and Adolf von Henselt.

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Among people born in United States, Maria Mitchell ranks 2,181 out of 18,182Before her are Fred Willard (1939), Whitey Bulger (1929), Alyssa Milano (1972), Tony Lip (1930), Peter Agre (1949), and Henry J. Heinz (1844). After her are Neil Sedaka (1939), Robert Gallo (1937), Lisa Bonet (1967), Prescott Bush (1895), James Bowie (1796), and Karen Uhlenbeck (1942).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Maria Mitchell ranks 24Before her are James Van Allen (1914), Frank Drake (1930), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), Henry Norris Russell (1877), and Harlow Shapley (1885). After her are Annie Jump Cannon (1863), George Phillips Bond (1825), Vesto Slipher (1875), Henry Draper (1837), George William Hill (1838), and Andrea M. Ghez (1965).