Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Neil deGrasse Tyson (US: də-GRASS or UK: də-GRAHSS; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Tyson studied at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University. From 1991 to 1994, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil deGrasse Tyson has received more than 15,166,630 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the 19th most popular astronomer (down from 18th in 2019), the 262nd most popular biography from United States (up from 293rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Astronomer.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is most famous for being an astrophysicist, science communicator, and science popularizer. He is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.

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  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 16.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Neil deGrasse Tyson has had the most page views in the with 2,178,468 views, followed by Spanish (97,949), and German (66,638). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Haitian (124.24%), Sinhalese (100.33%), and Kirghiz (65.28%)


Among astronomers, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 19 out of 644Before him are Hipparchus, Ole Rømer, Carl Sagan, Aryabhata, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, and Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi. After him are Charles Messier, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Avempace, Edmond Halley, Roger Joseph Boscovich, and Charles Greeley Abbot.

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Among people born in 1958, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 6Before him are Michael Jackson, Ursula von der Leyen, Madonna, Olaf Scholz, and Tim Burton. After him are Andrea Bocelli, Sharon Stone, Gary Oldman, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Kate Bush, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 262 out of 20,380Before him are Lee Van Cleef (1925), John Howard Northrop (1891), Dianne Wiest (1946), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Pete Conrad (1930), and Irvin D. Yalom (1931). After him are Gary Cooper (1901), Gene Hackman (1930), James Brown (1933), Jesse Owens (1913), 50 Cent (1975), and James A. Garfield (1831).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 3Before him are Edwin Hubble (1889), and Carl Sagan (1934). After him are Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Vera Rubin (1928), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Asaph Hall (1829), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), and Russell Alan Hulse (1950).