Robert Grant Aitken

1864 - 1951

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Robert Grant Aitken (December 31, 1864 – October 29, 1951) was an American astronomer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Grant Aitken has received more than 32,294 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Robert Grant Aitken is the 186th most popular astronomer (down from 172nd in 2019), the 2,878th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,587th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Robert Grant Aitken ranks 186 out of 531Before him are John Bevis, Johann Hieronymus Schröter, Francis Preserved Leavenworth, Jean-Louis Pons, Antonio de Ulloa, and Lyudmila Chernykh. After him are Yrjö Väisälä, Francis Baily, Bertil Lindblad, Jean Fernel, Joel Hastings Metcalf, and Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi.

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Among people born in 1864, Robert Grant Aitken ranks 74Before him are Ion I. C. Brătianu, Alexander Gretchaninov, Ante Trumbić, Nikolay Chkheidze, Roger Casement, and Sheikh Said. After him are Alejandro Lerroux, Stefan Żeromski, Đồng Khánh, Adolf Wölfli, Ferdinand Zecca, and George Washington Carver. Among people deceased in 1951, Robert Grant Aitken ranks 64Before him are Wols, Simon Kimbangu, Louis Jouvet, Ali Sami Yen, Tadeusz Borowski, and Géza Maróczy. After him are Liaquat Ali Khan, Maria Montez, Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia, Yoshio Nishina, Josef Bohuslav Foerster, and Warner Baxter.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Grant Aitken ranks 2,878 out of 18,182Before him are Noah Webster (1758), Ace Frehley (1951), Walter De Maria (1935), Hannibal Hamlin (1809), Ed Sullivan (1901), and John Havlicek (1940). After him are Stanley Schachter (1922), Jesse Douglas (1897), KRS-One (1965), Richard Ford (1944), Bobby Riggs (1918), and Marc Jacobs (1963).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Robert Grant Aitken ranks 34Before him are Henry Draper (1837), George William Hill (1838), Andrea M. Ghez (1965), Michael H. Hart (1932), William Henry Pickering (1858), and Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858). After him are Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), William Wallace Campbell (1862), James W. Christy (1938), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), Heber Doust Curtis (1872), and Milton L. Humason (1891).