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Walter Frederick Gale

1865 - 1945

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Walter Frederick Gale (27 November 1865 – 1 June 1945) was an Australian banker. Gale was born in Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales. He had a strong interest in astronomy and built his first telescope in 1884.He discovered a number of comets, including the lost periodic comet 34D/Gale. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Frederick Gale has received more than 11,909 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Walter Frederick Gale is the 412th most popular astronomer (up from 445th in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from Australia (up from 225th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Astronomer.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, Walter Frederick Gale ranks 412 out of 532. Before him are Jill Tarter, Edwin Foster Coddington, Alenush Terian, Robert Emden, Vincenzo Cerulli, and Barnaba Oriani. After him are Orest Khvolson, Matvey Gusev, Audouin Dollfus, Lipót Schulhof, Caterina Scarpellini, and Nicolas Fatio de Duillier.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1865, Walter Frederick Gale ranks 122Before him are Yevgeni Bauer, May Whitty, Elise Richter, Ángel Ganivet, Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević, and Hermann Hirt. After him are Vladimir Bogoraz, Leónidas Plaza, Charles Sands, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, John Stanley Plaskett, and Pavel Shternberg. Among people deceased in 1945, Walter Frederick Gale ranks 245Before him are José María Moncada, Kārlis Skalbe, Ernie Pyle, Charles W. Gilmore, Ferenc Csik, and Dorothea Köring. After him are Vikenty Veresaev, Giovanni Palatucci, Alexey Favorsky, Richárd Weisz, Vladimir Leontyevich Komarov, and Adolf Bartels.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Walter Frederick Gale ranks 181 out of 790. Before him are Nathan Jones (1970), Bobby Pearce (1905), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1951), Helen Reddy (1941), Barry Humphries (1934), and Casey Stoner (1985). After him are Frederick Lane (1880), Bob Daisley (1950), Abbie Cornish (1982), Nancye Wynne Bolton (1916), Trudi Canavan (1969), and William McMahon (1908).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Australia

Among astronomers born in Australia, Walter Frederick Gale ranks 1After him are Ruby Payne-Scott (1912), John Broughton (1952), and Robert H. McNaught (1956).

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