Seth Barnes Nicholson

1891 - 1963

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Seth Barnes Nicholson (November 12, 1891 – July 2, 1963) was an American astronomer. He worked at the Lick observatory in California, and is known for discovering several moons of Jupiter in the 20th century. Nicholson was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was raised in rural Illinois. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seth Barnes Nicholson has received more than 22,580 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Seth Barnes Nicholson is the 217th most popular astronomer (down from 162nd in 2019), the 3,249th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,277th in 2019) and the 40th most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 217 out of 532Before him are Oenopides, Paul Wild, Cleomedes, James Dunlop, George Mary Searle, and Edward L. G. Bowell. After him are Henri Debehogne, Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner, George Ellery Hale, Hubert Reeves, James Ferguson, and Dilhan Eryurt.

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Among people born in 1891, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 102Before him are Maria Skobtsova, Pedro Salinas, Kálmán Kalocsay, Mischa Elman, Vittorio Jano, and Abraham Fraenkel. After him are Otto Ciliax, Scott Bradley, Maksim Bahdanovič, Charley Patton, Pietro Nenni, and Poul Nielsen. Among people deceased in 1963, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 78Before him are Hubert Pierlot, Adrian Carton de Wiart, Patsy Cline, Robert Stroud, Gustave Garrigou, and Ramón Gómez de la Serna. After him are Pascual Ortiz Rubio, Luis Cernuda, Adolphe Menjou, Maria Tănase, Rahul Sankrityayan, and Sarit Thanarat.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 3,249 out of 15,968Before him are Bob Dole (1923), Tim Buckley (1947), Abel Ferrara (1951), Carl Bernstein (1944), Harold Arlen (1905), and Thelma Ritter (1902). After him are Red Buttons (1919), Hyman Minsky (1919), Tom Hulce (1953), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), Muggsy Bogues (1965), and Lisa Bonet (1967).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 40Before him are Eleanor F. Helin (1932), Milton L. Humason (1891), Michael H. Hart (1932), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906), and Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837). After him are George Ellery Hale (1868), William Wallace Campbell (1862), Antonia Maury (1866), Seth Carlo Chandler (1846), Alvan Graham Clark (1832), and William Cranch Bond (1789).