Venetia Burney

1918 - 2009

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Venetia Katharine Douglas Burney (married name Phair, 11 July 1918 – 30 April 2009), as an English girl of 11 years old, was credited by Clyde Tombaugh with first suggesting the name Pluto for the planet he discovered in 1930. She was living in Oxford, England, at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Venetia Burney has received more than 186,629 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Venetia Burney is the 312th most popular social activist, the 2,540th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,578th in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Social Activist.

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  • 4.74

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Among social activists, Venetia Burney ranks 312 out of 544Before her are Donald Watson, Viola Desmond, Black Elk, Lucretia Mott, Amelia Bloomer, and Chen Qimei. After her are Abbie Hoffman, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Mary Harris Jones, Germaine Tillion, Josephine Butler, and Udham Singh.

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Among people born in 1918, Venetia Burney ranks 158Before her are Ruggiero Ricci, Art Carney, Jeff Chandler, Giovanni Canestri, Pyotr Masherov, and Eric Ericson. After her are Abraham Robinson, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bobby Riggs, Alfredo Ovando Candía, Helen Stephens, and Suzanne Flon. Among people deceased in 2009, Venetia Burney ranks 160Before her are Ekaterina Maximova, Gene Barry, Grigore Vieru, Stéphanos II Ghattas, Valentin Varennikov, and Harry Patch. After her are Karl Koller, Henri Pousseur, Dan O'Bannon, Amir Pnueli, Yoshito Usui, and Juvenal Amarijo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Venetia Burney ranks 2,540 out of 6,924Before her are Richard Hooker (1554), James Paget (1814), Jackie Collins (1937), Pete Burns (1959), Edward Blyth (1810), and Ronald Neame (1911). After her are Robert Hugh Benson (1871), Michael Green (1946), Sally Potter (1949), Luke Foxe (1586), Brian Connolly (1945), and John Wilkes (1725).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Venetia Burney ranks 25Before her are Sylvia Pankhurst (1882), Christabel Pankhurst (1880), Charles Boycott (1832), Millicent Fawcett (1847), Allan Octavian Hume (1829), and Donald Watson (1910). After her are Josephine Butler (1828), Mary Toft (1703), Jack Sheppard (1702), Annie Kenney (1879), Hereward the Wake (1035), and Emily Hobhouse (1860).