William Huggins

1824 - 1910

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Huggins has received more than 80,420 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). William Huggins is the 106th most popular astronomer (down from 103rd in 2019), the 986th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,001st in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, William Huggins ranks 106 out of 532. Before him are Heinrich Schwabe, David Fabricius, Hermann Goldschmidt, Annibale de Gasparis, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, and Giovanni Battista Riccioli. After him are Arthur B. McDonald, Karl Ludwig Hencke, Margaret Burbidge, Antonie Pannekoek, Edward Charles Pickering, and John Russell Hind.

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Among people born in 1824, William Huggins ranks 17Before him are Wilkie Collins, Pierre Janssen, Marie Duplessis, Carl Reinecke, Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, and William Walker. After him are Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Stonewall Jackson, Ludwig Büchner, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Tokugawa Iesada, and Peter Cornelius. Among people deceased in 1910, William Huggins ranks 30Before him are Karl Lueger, Jean Moréas, An Jung-geun, Carl Reinecke, Mikhail Vrubel, and Albert Anker. After him are Stanislao Cannizzaro, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Henri-Edmond Cross, Richard Abegg, and Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Huggins ranks 986 out of 6,924. Before him are Jeremy Brett (1933), Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519), George Shaw (1751), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), Lee Child (1954), and Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508). After him are Ben Cross (1947), Aphra Behn (1640), John Vane (1927), John Tenniel (1820), Gilbert Ryle (1900), and Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, William Huggins ranks 15Before him are Antony Hewish (1924), Stephen Gray (1666), John Flamsteed (1646), George Darwin (1845), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), and George Biddell Airy (1801). After him are Margaret Burbidge (1919), John Russell Hind (1823), Adelard of Bath (1075), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), N. R. Pogson (1829), and Nevil Maskelyne (1732).