N. R. Pogson

1829 - 1891

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Norman Robert Pogson, CIE (23 March 1829 – 23 June 1891) was an English astronomer who worked in India at the Madras observatory. He discovered several minor planets and made observations on comets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of N. R. Pogson has received more than 32,339 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. N. R. Pogson is the 136th most popular astronomer (up from 145th in 2019), the 1,249th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,285th in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, N. R. Pogson ranks 136 out of 532Before him are Walter Sydney Adams, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Arthur Auwers, Vesto Slipher, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, and Ernst Öpik. After him are Maslama al-Majriti, Maria Mitchell, William Henry Pickering, Guillaume Bigourdan, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, and Abu-Mahmud Khojandi.

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Among people born in 1829, N. R. Pogson ranks 17Before him are Theodor Billroth, Anselm Feuerbach, Philip Sclater, Ranavalona II, William Booth, and Hon'inbō Shūsaku. After him are Adolf Eugen Fick, Tự Đức, Ivan Sechenov, Radama II, Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, and John of Kronstadt. Among people deceased in 1891, N. R. Pogson ranks 39Before him are Kalākaua, Theophil Hansen, Louis Lucien Bonaparte, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Fredrik Pacius, and Théodore de Banville. After him are Carl Nägeli, Leon Pinsker, Giovanni Morelli, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, Joseph E. Johnston, and Mihail Kogălniceanu.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, N. R. Pogson ranks 1,249 out of 6,924Before him are Thomas Hodgkin (1798), E. P. Thompson (1924), David Byron (1947), Howard Staunton (1810), Neil Gaiman (1960), and Ken Russell (1927). After him are Thomas Arne (1710), Boy George (1961), Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick (1475), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1935), John Nash (1752), and Ryan Giggs (1973).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, N. R. Pogson ranks 20Before him are George Biddell Airy (1801), William Huggins (1824), Margaret Burbidge (1919), John Russell Hind (1823), Adelard of Bath (1075), and William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800). After him are Nevil Maskelyne (1732), John Bevis (1695), James Glaisher (1809), Edward Walter Maunder (1851), John Michell (1724), and James Dunlop (1793).