Stephen Gray

1666 - 1736

Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray (December 1666 – 7 February 1736) was an English dyer and astronomer who was the first to systematically experiment with electrical conduction. Until his work in 1729 the emphasis had been on the simple generation of static charges and investigations of the static phenomena (electric shocks, plasma glows, etc.). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Gray has received more than 3,921 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 69th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Stephen Gray ranks 70 out of 495Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Johann Bayer, Percival Lowell, Johann Franz Encke, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., and Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille. After him are Ejnar Hertzsprung, Max Wolf, Karl Ludwig Harding, Jacques Cassini, Edward Emerson Barnard, and Girolamo Fracastoro.

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Among people born in 1666, Stephen Gray ranks 4Before him are Ivan V of Russia, Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, and Sophia Dorothea of Celle. After him are Guru Gobind Singh, Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Marie Anne de Bourbon, Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha, Jean-Féry Rebel, Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Ogyū Sorai. Among people deceased in 1736, Stephen Gray ranks 7Before him are Prince Eugene of Savoy, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Ahmed III, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine, and Antonio Caldara. After him are Filippo Juvarra, Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, Louise Diane d'Orléans, René Duguay-Trouin, Theophan Prokopovich, and Nicholas Hawksmoor.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stephen Gray ranks 722 out of 5,347Before him are Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), Roger Glover (1945), Gerard Butler (1969), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), and Mary Anning (1799). After him are David Irving (1938), Dylan Thomas (1914), Hugh Laurie (1959), Sawney Bean (1600), James Mill (1773), and Robbie Coltrane (1950).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, Stephen Gray ranks 11Before him are Martin Ryle (1918), James Bradley (1693), Antony Hewish (1924), William Lassell (1799), George Darwin (1845), and John Flamsteed (1646). After him are George Biddell Airy (1801), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), William Huggins (1824), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Adelard of Bath (1075), and John Russell Hind (1823).