Percival Lowell

1855 - 1916

Percival Lowell

Percival Lawrence Lowell (; March 13, 1855 – November 12, 1916) was an American businessman, author, mathematician, and astronomer who fueled speculation that there were canals on Mars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Percival Lowell has received more than 404,206 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 65th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Percival Lowell ranks 66 out of 495Before him are Arthur B. McDonald, Walter Baade, John Flamsteed, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, and Johann Bayer. After him are Johann Franz Encke, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Stephen Gray, Ejnar Hertzsprung, and Max Wolf.

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Among people born in 1855, Percival Lowell ranks 8Before him are Archduchess Sophie of Austria, Otto Liman von Sanders, John Browning, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, and Émile Verhaeren. After him are Ernest Chausson, Eleanor Marx, Paul Deschanel, Arthur Nikisch, Georges Rodenbach, and Anatoly Lyadov. Among people deceased in 1916, Percival Lowell ranks 31Before him are Ivan Franko, Elisabeth of Wied, Émile Verhaeren, Rubén Darío, Eduard Strauss, and Jean Webster. After him are Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Victoriano Huerta, Hiram Maxim, Gérard Encausse, and Vasily Surikov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Percival Lowell ranks 994 out of 12,171Before him are Michael Mann (1943), Michael Bloomberg (1942), Mike Pence (1959), Lance Armstrong (1971), John Fenn (1917), and James M. Buchanan (1919). After him are Ali MacGraw (1939), Harvey Milk (1930), Jim Lovell (1928), James Earl Ray (1928), Alfred Hershey (1908), and Sherwood Anderson (1876).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Percival Lowell ranks 9Before him are Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Asaph Hall (1829), and Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868). After him are Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Vera Rubin (1928), Lewis A. Swift (1820), Henry Norris Russell (1877), and Russell Alan Hulse (1950).