Max Wolf

1863 - 1932

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Maximilian Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf (21 June 1863 – 3 October 1932) was a German astronomer and a pioneer in the field of astrophotography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Wolf has received more than 107,837 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Max Wolf is the 56th most popular astronomer (up from 73rd in 2019), the 706th most popular biography from Germany (up from 956th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Astronomer.

Max Wolf was a German astronomer and physicist who is most famous for his work on the Milky Way and discovering the first spectroscopic binary stars.

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Over the past year Max Wolf has had the most page views in the with 11,977 views, followed by German (4,735), and Polish (2,542). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (198,300.00%), Latin (117.84%), and Malagasy (98.51%)


Among astronomers, Max Wolf ranks 56 out of 644Before him are Riccardo Giacconi, William Lassell, Varāhamihira, Pierre Janssen, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, and William Alfred Fowler. After him are Johann Bayer, Antony Hewish, Pieter van Musschenbroek, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Johann Franz Encke, and Simon Marius.

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Among people born in 1863, Max Wolf ranks 24Before him are Joaquín Sorolla, Wilhelm Marx, Austen Chamberlain, Alexandre Yersin, Gaston Doumergue, and Werner Sombart. After him are Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Franz Stuck, George Santayana, Heinrich Rickert, Reinhard Scheer, and William Randolph Hearst. Among people deceased in 1932, Max Wolf ranks 14Before him are Gustav Meyrink, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Errico Malatesta, George Eastman, and Ronald Ross. After him are Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Joseph Babinski, Edgar Wallace, Margaret Brown, Sophia of Prussia, and André Maginot.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Max Wolf ranks 706 out of 7,253Before him are Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Kurt Koffka (1886), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727), Georg Büchner (1813), and Louis Spohr (1784). After him are Kurt Meyer (1910), Guillaume Henri Dufour (1787), Artur Axmann (1913), Carlos Kleiber (1930), Hermann Cohen (1842), and Thomas Anders (1963).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Max Wolf ranks 8Before him are William Herschel (1738), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Caroline Herschel (1750), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822). After him are Johann Bayer (1572), Johann Franz Encke (1791), Simon Marius (1573), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Walter Baade (1893), and David Fabricius (1564).