Walter Baade

1893 - 1960

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Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade (March 24, 1893 – June 25, 1960) was a German astronomer who worked in the United States from 1931 to 1959. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Baade has received more than 106,704 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Walter Baade is the 75th most popular astronomer (up from 82nd in 2019), the 850th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,079th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Astronomer.

Walter Baade is most famous for his discovery of a supernova in the Andromeda galaxy.

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Among astronomers, Walter Baade ranks 75 out of 644Before him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker, John Flamsteed, Jacques Cassini, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Antonio Abetti, and James Bradley. After him are Fritz Zwicky, Stephen Gray, David Fabricius, George Darwin, Russell Alan Hulse, and Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī.

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Among people born in 1893, Walter Baade ranks 39Before him are Juana Bormann, Miroslav Krleža, Edward G. Robinson, Viktor Shklovsky, Leslie Howard, and Hans Fallada. After him are Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Lili Boulanger, Mae West, Lillian Gish, Ana Pauker, and Lucien Tesnière. Among people deceased in 1960, Walter Baade ranks 17Before him are Amanullah Khan, Fausto Coppi, Igor Kurchatov, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Aloysius Stepinac, and Said Nursî. After him are Victor Sjöström, Héctor Castro, Ana Pauker, J. L. Austin, Dimitri Mitropoulos, and Henri Guisan.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Baade ranks 850 out of 7,253Before him are Caroline of Brunswick (1768), Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792), Gottfried Semper (1803), Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801), Richard Baer (1911), and Georg Bednorz (1950). After him are Joseph Berchtold (1897), Henry I, Duke of Bavaria (920), Martin Schulz (1955), Karl Abraham (1877), Leopold I, Margrave of Austria (940), and Stefan George (1868).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Walter Baade ranks 13Before him are Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Max Wolf (1863), Johann Bayer (1572), Johann Franz Encke (1791), Simon Marius (1573), and Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793). After him are David Fabricius (1564), Petrus Apianus (1495), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892), Johann Elert Bode (1747), and Wilhelm Tempel (1821).