Paul Wild

1925 - 2014

Paul Wild

Paul Wild (German: [ˈvɪlt]; 5 October 1925 – 2 July 2014) was a Swiss astronomer and director of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, who discovered numerous comets, asteroids and supernovae. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Wild has received more than 4,493 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 198th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Paul Wild ranks 199 out of 495Before him are Fred Lawrence Whipple, Sylvain Arend, Otto Struve, Jean Chacornac, George Ellery Hale, and John Michell. After him are Johannes Schöner, Hubert Reeves, Margherita Hack, Michel Mayor, George Mary Searle, and Andrew Graham.

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Among people born in 1925, Paul Wild ranks 135Before him are Sergei Salnikov, Ana María Matute, Jimmy Smith, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Max Morlock, and Maurice Pialat. After him are Marlen Khutsiev, Manos Hatzidakis, Silvana Pampanini, Elmore Leonard, Michel Bouquet, and Katherine MacGregor. Among people deceased in 2014, Paul Wild ranks 119Before him are Ramón José Velásquez, Ana María Matute, Karlheinz Deschner, Tommy Ramone, Andrea de Cesaris, and Igor Mitoraj. After him are Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Marina Ginestà, Jorge María Mejía, Donatas Banionis, Tadeusz Różewicz, and Leslie Manigat.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Paul Wild ranks 209 out of 540Before him are Simonetta Sommaruga (1960), Adolf Wölfli (1864), Meyer Guggenheim (1828), Johann Peter Hebel (1760), Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810), and Alain Tanner (1929). After him are Michel Mayor (1942), Maurice Bavaud (1916), Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767), Joachim Raff (1822), Salvador de Madariaga (1886), and Jost Amman (1539).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Switzerland

Among astronomers born in Switzerland, Paul Wild ranks 1After him are Michel Mayor (1942), Rudolf Wolf (1816), Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux (1718), Robert Julius Trumpler (1886), Nicolas Fatio de Duillier (1664), Robert Emden (1862), and Didier Queloz (1966).

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