Rudolf Wolf

1816 - 1893

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Johann Rudolf Wolf (7 July 1816 – 6 December 1893) was a Swiss astronomer and mathematician best known for his research on sunspots. Wolf was born in Fällanden, near Zurich. He studied at the universities of Zurich, Vienna, and Berlin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Wolf has received more than 26,791 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Rudolf Wolf is the 217th most popular astronomer (down from 203rd in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 240th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Astronomer.

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Over the past year Rudolf Wolf has had the most page views in the with 2,980 views, followed by German (2,143), and Russian (1,368). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (162.05%), Slovenian (100.40%), and Egyptian Arabic (54.84%)


Among astronomers, Rudolf Wolf ranks 217 out of 644Before him are Dominique, comte de Cassini, David Gill, James Craig Watson, Erasmus Reinhold, Johann Heinrich von Mädler, and Antonio de Ulloa. After him are Francis Preserved Leavenworth, Heinrich Christian Schumacher, John Bevis, Sergey Belyavsky, Benjamin Baillaud, and Johannes Fabricius.

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Among people born in 1816, Rudolf Wolf ranks 19Before him are 10th Dalai Lama, Charles-Eugène Delaunay, Antoine Béchamp, Gustav Freytag, Paul Féval, père, and Giovanni Morelli. After him are Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, Antoine François Marmontel, Malwida von Meysenbug, Sir William Bowman, 1st Baronet, Jean Cabanis, and Charles-Denis Bourbaki. Among people deceased in 1893, Rudolf Wolf ranks 33Before him are P. G. T. Beauregard, George Tupou I, Aleksandra Potanina, Ford Madox Brown, José Zorrilla, and Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. After him are Julius Popper, Constantin von Wurzbach, Matsudaira Katamori, Anna Bilińska, Manuel González Flores, and Nikolai Zverev.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Rudolf Wolf ranks 247 out of 1,015Before him are Albert Scherrer (1908), Anton Graff (1736), Claude Nicollier (1944), Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698), Vincent Perez (1964), and Jeremias Gotthelf (1797). After him are Matilda of Habsburg (1253), Johann Peter Hebel (1760), Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke (1861), Heinz Holliger (1939), Marcel Koller (1960), and Gustave Moynier (1826).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Switzerland

Among astronomers born in Switzerland, Rudolf Wolf ranks 3Before him are Michel Mayor (1942), and Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux (1718). After him are Paul Wild (1925), Didier Queloz (1966), Johann III Bernoulli (1744), Nicolas Fatio de Duillier (1664), Robert Julius Trumpler (1886), and Robert Emden (1862).