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William Herschel

1738 - 1822

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Frederick William Herschel (; German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer and composer of music. He frequently collaborated with his younger sister and fellow astronomer Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750–1848). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Herschel has received more than 1,455,233 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). William Herschel is the 10th most popular astronomer (up from 13th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Germany (up from 134th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Astronomer.

William Herschel was a famous astronomer who discovered Uranus.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, William Herschel ranks 10 out of 532Before him are Ptolemy, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, Anders Celsius, Edwin Hubble, and Aristarchus of Samos. After him are Ulugh Beg, Hipparchus, Ole Rømer, Carl Sagan, Ja'far al-Sadiq, and Giovanni Domenico Cassini.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1738, William Herschel ranks 1After him are George III of the United Kingdom, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Cesare Beccaria, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Túpac Amaru II, Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Thomas Abbt, Ethan Allen, Johann Hermann, and Aleijadinho. Among people deceased in 1822, William Herschel ranks 2Before him is E. T. A. Hoffmann. After him are Percy Bysshe Shelley, Antonio Canova, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Claude Louis Berthollet, Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Giovanni Battista Venturi, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, René Just Haüy, and Paolo Ruffini.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, William Herschel ranks 99 out of 5,289Before him are Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Leopold Mozart (1719), and Heinrich Böll (1917). After him are Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Walter Benjamin (1892), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Clara Schumann (1819), and Albert, Prince Consort (1819).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, William Herschel ranks 2Before him are Johannes Kepler (1571). After him are Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Johann Bayer (1572), 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).