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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. He frequently collaborated with his younger sister and fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel (1750–1848). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Herschel has received more than 1,739,637 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). William Herschel is the 8th most popular astronomer (up from 10th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Germany (up from 99th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Astronomer.

William Herschel was a famous astronomer who discovered Uranus.

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Among astronomers, William Herschel ranks 8 out of 531Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Ptolemy, Giordano Bruno, Tycho Brahe, and Anders Celsius. After him are Aristarchus of Samos, Edwin Hubble, Ulugh Beg, Hipparchus, Ole Rømer, and Ja'far al-Sadiq.

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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, Ethan Allen, Thomas Abbt, 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, Valentin Haüy, and Paolo Ruffini.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, William Herschel ranks 96 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Gerhard Schröder (1944), and Erik Erikson (1902). After him are Theodor Mommsen (1817), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Walter Gropius (1883), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Alfred Wegener (1880).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, William Herschel ranks 2Before him are Johannes Kepler (1571). After him are Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Johann Bayer (1572), Caroline Herschel (1750), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Simon Marius (1573), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Max Wolf (1863), and Karl Ludwig Harding (1765).