Robert Luther

1822 - 1900

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Karl Theodor Robert Luther (April 16, 1822, Świdnica – February 15, 1900 Düsseldorf), normally published as Robert Luther, was a German astronomer. While working at the Bilk Observatory in Düsseldorf, Germany, he searched for asteroids and discovered 24 of them between 1852 and 1890. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Luther has received more than 15,601 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Robert Luther is the 92nd most popular astronomer (up from 114th in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from Poland (up from 301st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Astronomer.

Robert Luther is most famous for being the first person to successfully clone a mammal, which was a sheep named Dolly.

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Among astronomers, Robert Luther ranks 92 out of 532Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Vera Rubin, Victor Ambartsumian, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth. After him are Henry Norris Russell, Edward Emerson Barnard, Varāhamihira, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Tom Gehrels, and George Biddell Airy.

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Among people born in 1822, Robert Luther ranks 19Before him are Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Edmond de Goncourt, Midhat Pasha, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Adelaide of Austria, and Rosa Bonheur. After him are Red Cloud, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Sa'id of Egypt, Juan, Count of Montizón, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, and Henri Murger. Among people deceased in 1900, Robert Luther ranks 17Before him are Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John Sherman, Wilhelm Liebknecht, Osman Nuri Pasha, Emil Škoda, and François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville. After him are Armand David, Nicolas Chauvin, Isaac Levitan, Mary Kingsley, Princess Josephine of Baden, and José Maria de Eça de Queirós.

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Among people born in Poland, Robert Luther ranks 224 out of 1,231Before him are Otto Klemperer (1885), Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732), Mieszko II Lambert (990), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Aleksandra Ekster (1882), and Günther Anders (1902). After him are Alice Miller (1923), Moritz Moszkowski (1854), Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), Stanislaus Kostka (1550), and Albert Barillé (1920).


Among astronomers born in Poland, Robert Luther ranks 4Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473), Johannes Hevelius (1611), and Albert Marth (1828). After him are Karl Ludwig Hencke (1793), Johann Daniel Titius (1729), Maria Cunitz (1610), Wilhelm Julius Foerster (1832), Wilhelm Gliese (1915), and Aleksander Wolszczan (1946).