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Walter Sydney Adams

1876 - 1956

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Walter Sydney Adams (December 20, 1876 – May 11, 1956) was an American astronomer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Sydney Adams has received more than 35,293 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Walter Sydney Adams is the 131st most popular astronomer (down from 130th in 2019), the 533rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 507th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Walter Sydney Adams ranks 131 out of 531Before him are Nikolai Chernykh, Johann Daniel Titius, John Russell Hind, Robert Luther, Annibale de Gasparis, and Harlow Shapley. After him are Maria Margaretha Kirch, Johann Franz Encke, John Louis Emil Dreyer, Alphonse Borrelly, Williamina Fleming, and Cornelis Johannes van Houten.

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Among people born in 1876, Walter Sydney Adams ranks 55Before him are Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, Tomáš Baťa, Anna de Noailles, Fevzi Çakmak, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. After him are Joseph Meister, Julio González, Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, Hideyo Noguchi, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, and Tatyana Afanasyeva. Among people deceased in 1956, Walter Sydney Adams ranks 53Before him are Erich Kleiber, Otto Schmidt, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Alben W. Barkley, Thomas J. Watson, and Pío Baroja. After him are Drastamat Kanayan, Michael Ventris, Alexander Fadeyev, Gianpiero Combi, David Seymour, and Miklós Nyiszli.

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Among people born in Turkey, Walter Sydney Adams ranks 533 out of 1,301Before him are Leo the Deacon (950), Nicholas Mystikos (852), Bardas Skleros (1000), Petros Markaris (1937), Symeon the New Theologian (949), and Yaşar Kemal (1923). After him are Leo V, King of Armenia (1342), Jovan Vladimir (990), Theodore Metochites (1270), Drastamat Kanayan (1884), Barlaam of Seminara (1290), and Neslişah Sultan (1921).


Among astronomers born in Turkey, Walter Sydney Adams ranks 3Before him are Hipparchus (-190) and E. M. Antoniadi (1870). After him are Cleomedes (110), Cleostratus (-520), Dilhan Eryurt (1926), Janet Akyüz Mattei (1943), and Paris Pişmiş (1911).