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William Huggins

1824 - 1910

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Sir William Huggins (7 February 1824 – 12 May 1910) was a British astronomer best known for his pioneering work in astronomical spectroscopy together with his wife, Margaret. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Huggins has received more than 105,526 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). William Huggins is the 96th most popular astronomer (up from 106th in 2019), the 936th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 985th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, William Huggins ranks 96 out of 531Before him are Antony Hewish, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, David Fabricius, Johann Elert Bode, and Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc. After him are Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Karl Ludwig Hencke, J. Allen Hynek, James Van Allen, Mary Somerville, and Reinhard Genzel.

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Among people born in 1824, William Huggins ranks 17Before him are Marie Duplessis, Wilkie Collins, Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, Stonewall Jackson, Carl Reinecke, and Dayananda Saraswati. After him are William Walker, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Tokugawa Iesada, Ludwig Büchner, and Johann Wilhelm Hittorf. Among people deceased in 1910, William Huggins ranks 31Before him are Arkhip Kuindzhi, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Carl Reinecke, William Holman Hunt, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, and Albert Anker. After him are Mikhail Vrubel, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, Henri-Edmond Cross, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Andreas Achenbach, and Charles Rolls.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Huggins ranks 936 out of 7,765Before him are Oliver Reed (1938), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), Dylan Thomas (1914), Alan Watts (1915), Derek Barton (1918), and Jill Ireland (1936). After him are Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766), Brian Cox (1946), John Tenniel (1820), Orlando Bloom (1977), Arthur Hailey (1920), and Desmond Morris (1928).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, William Huggins ranks 12Before him are John Flamsteed (1646), Martin Ryle (1918), George Darwin (1845), William Lassell (1799), Stephen Gray (1666), and Antony Hewish (1924). After him are Mary Somerville (1780), George Biddell Airy (1801), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), Adelard of Bath (1075), and William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800).