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 28,782 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Sydney Adams is the 130th most popular astronomer (down from 104th in 2019), the 507th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 433rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Walter Sydney Adams ranks 130 out of 532Before him are Harlow Shapley, Eric Walter Elst, Édouard Stephan, James Van Allen, Russell Alan Hulse, and Andreas Cellarius. After him are Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Arthur Auwers, Vesto Slipher, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Ernst Öpik, and N. R. Pogson.

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Among people born in 1876, Walter Sydney Adams ranks 51Before him are Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Ziya Gökalp, Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, Julio González, Prince Harald of Denmark, and Natalie Clifford Barney. After him are Fevzi Çakmak, Edvard Eriksen, Alvin Kraenzlein, Irving Baxter, Anna de Noailles, and Hideyo Noguchi. Among people deceased in 1956, Walter Sydney Adams ranks 52Before him are Art Tatum, Mahmud Barzanji, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Otto Schmidt, David Seymour, and Thomas J. Watson. After him are Pío Baroja, Drastamat Kanayan, Savielly Tartakower, Gianpiero Combi, Alexander Fadeyev, and Preston Tucker.

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Among people born in Turkey, Walter Sydney Adams ranks 507 out of 1,128Before him are Mursili III (-1400), Eustathius of Antioch (300), Cornelia Salonina (300), Pharnaces I of Pontus (-300), Agathius (300), and Tervel of Bulgaria (675). After him are Halide Edib Adıvar (1884), Fevzi Çakmak (1876), Symeon the Metaphrast (900), Bohemond III of Antioch (1144), Alexios III of Trebizond (1338), and Isabella, Queen of Armenia (1216).


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