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 81,499 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Walter Baade is the 76th most popular astronomer (down from 61st in 2019), the 945th most popular biography from Germany (down from 747th 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 76 out of 532Before him are Petrus Plancius, Sosigenes of Alexandria, Johann Franz Encke, Jacques Cassini, Lewis A. Swift, and Ejnar Hertzsprung. After him are Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, Petrus Apianus, Abu Hanifa Dinawari, Albert Marth, J. Allen Hynek, and Karl Ludwig Harding.

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Among people born in 1893, Walter Baade ranks 45Before him are Allen Dulles, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Hermann Balck, Qazi Muhammad, and Miroslav Krleža. After him are Mae West, Walter Christaller, Ernst Toller, Ana Pauker, Emmy Göring, and Erwin Piscator. Among people deceased in 1960, Walter Baade ranks 23Before him are Said Nursî, Ethel Voynich, Victor Sjöström, A. L. Kroeber, Héctor Castro, and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia. After him are Clara Haskil, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Beno Gutenberg, Friedrich Adler, Eddie Cochran, and Felix Kersten.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Baade ranks 945 out of 5,289Before him are Florian Geyer (1490), Sebastian Münster (1488), William Stern (1871), Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887), Bernhard Schlink (1944), and Henry I, Duke of Bavaria (920). After him are Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927), Adam Elsheimer (1578), Petrus Apianus (1495), Hans Scholl (1918), Karl Abraham (1877), and Hendrik Goltzius (1558).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Walter Baade ranks 13Before him are Caroline Herschel (1750), Simon Marius (1573), Max Wolf (1863), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), and Johann Franz Encke (1791). After him are Petrus Apianus (1495), Karl Ludwig Harding (1765), Johann Elert Bode (1747), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892), and Heinrich Schwabe (1789).