Matthew Fontaine Maury

1806 - 1873

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Matthew Fontaine Maury (January 14, 1806 – February 1, 1873) was an American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, educator, and naval officer for the United States and then the Confederacy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthew Fontaine Maury has received more than 497,265 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Matthew Fontaine Maury is the 423rd most popular astronomer (up from 468th in 2019), the 6,899th most popular biography from United States (up from 8,148th in 2019) and the 86th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Matthew Fontaine Maury ranks 423 out of 531Before him are Audouin Dollfus, George Herbig, George Henry Peters, Edwin Foster Coddington, Albert George Wilson, and Robert Julius Trumpler. After him are James L. Elliot, Cleveland Abbe, Alfred Bohrmann, Ralph Copeland, Schelte J. Bus, and Chushiro Hayashi.

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Among people born in 1806, Matthew Fontaine Maury ranks 49Before him are George Newbold Lawrence, Émile Souvestre, Henry Kellett, Jane Pierce, Pascual Madoz, and Gennaios Kolokotronis. After him are Martín Carrera, Blanka Teleki, Aristeidis Moraitinis, Manuel Ignacio de Vivanco, Leonidas Polk, and John B. Floyd. Among people deceased in 1873, Matthew Fontaine Maury ranks 60Before him are Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Salmon P. Chase, Odilon Barrot, Alexei Fedchenko, Edward Blyth, and Albert Joseph Goblet d'Alviella. After him are Per Georg Scheutz, Robert McClure, Jules Verreaux, Johann Jakob Kaup, Gustav Rose, and Stephen Mallory.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Matthew Fontaine Maury ranks 6,899 out of 18,182Before him are Thomas Hart Benton (1889), Nat Adderley (1931), Metacomet (1639), Peter Pace (1945), James Hall (1811), and Dan Rather (1931). After him are Tina Weymouth (1950), John Holt (1923), Paul Williams (1940), Carl O. Sauer (1889), Harve Presnell (1933), and Sara Paretsky (1947).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Matthew Fontaine Maury ranks 86Before him are Elizabeth Roemer (1929), Joel Stebbins (1878), William Wilson Morgan (1906), George Herbig (1920), Edwin Foster Coddington (1870), and Albert George Wilson (1918). After him are James L. Elliot (1943), Cleveland Abbe (1838), Schelte J. Bus (1956), James Gunn (1938), George O. Abell (1927), and Charlotte Moore Sitterly (1898).