Wilhelm Beer

1797 - 1850

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Wilhelm Wolff Beer (4 January 1797 – 27 March 1850) was a banker and astronomer from Berlin, Prussia, and the brother of Giacomo Meyerbeer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Beer has received more than 36,877 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Wilhelm Beer is the 164th most popular astronomer (down from 158th in 2019), the 2,065th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,882nd in 2019) and the 31st most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Wilhelm Beer ranks 164 out of 531Before him are Andreas Cellarius, N. R. Pogson, Henry Draper, Cleomedes, Antonio Abetti, and George William Hill. After him are Margaret Burbidge, Maria Cunitz, Andrea M. Ghez, Michael H. Hart, Auguste Charlois, and Abu-Mahmud Khojandi.

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Among people born in 1797, Wilhelm Beer ranks 33Before him are Sojourner Truth, Ida Laura Pfeiffer, Giuditta Pasta, Kamehameha II, Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. After him are Antonio Rosmini, Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier, Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant, Princess Hermine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, Princess Maria Antonia Koháry, and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel. Among people deceased in 1850, Wilhelm Beer ranks 27Before him are Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este, Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, William Sturgeon, Adam Oehlenschläger, Johann Gottfried Schadow, and William Prout. After him are Gustav Schwab, John C. Calhoun, Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, Margaret Fuller, Lorenzo Bartolini, and Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Beer ranks 2,065 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Hoffmann (1660), Karl Frenzel (1911), Govert Flinck (1615), Karl Lachmann (1793), Carl Ludvig Engel (1778), and Eduard Wirths (1909). After him are Klaus Kinkel (1936), Otto Brunfels (1488), Joachim Schepke (1912), Hans Poelzig (1869), Louis of Nassau (1538), and Magdalene of Bavaria (1587).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Wilhelm Beer ranks 31Before him are Hermann Goldschmidt (1802), Maria Margaretha Kirch (1670), Johann Franz Encke (1791), Hermann Carl Vogel (1841), Tobias Mayer (1723), and Andreas Cellarius (1596). After him are Erasmus Reinhold (1511), August Kopff (1882), Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745), Johann Heinrich von Mädler (1794), Johannes Fabricius (1587), and Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner (1834).