William Lassell

1799 - 1880

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William Lassell (18 June 1799 – 5 October 1880) was an English merchant and astronomer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Lassell has received more than 85,159 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). William Lassell is the 52nd most popular astronomer (up from 54th in 2019), the 593rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 571st in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Astronomer.

Lassell is most famous for discovering the planet Uranus.

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Among astronomers, William Lassell ranks 52 out of 532Before him are Michel Mayor, Johann Palisa, Pierre Méchain, Jérôme Lalande, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani, and Percival Lowell. After him are Ferdinand Verbiest, Max Wolf, Riccardo Giacconi, Fritz Zwicky, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, and Martin Ryle.

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Among people born in 1799, William Lassell ranks 5Before him are Honoré de Balzac, Alexander Pushkin, Oscar I of Sweden, and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron. After him are Karl Bryullov, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Mary Anning, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Fromental Halévy, and Anna Atkins. Among people deceased in 1880, William Lassell ranks 7Before him are Gustave Flaubert, Jacques Offenbach, Maria Alexandrovna, George Eliot, Paul Broca, and Henryk Wieniawski. After him are Ned Kelly, Emperor Norton, Anselm Feuerbach, Ole Bull, Michel Chasles, and Oliver Winchester.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Lassell ranks 593 out of 6,924Before him are Amélie of Orléans (1865), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Henry Bessemer (1813), Philip Miller (1691), Robert Grosseteste (1175), and Boris Karloff (1887). After him are Frederick Forsyth (1938), John Snow (1813), Annie Lennox (1954), William Dampier (1651), John Henry Newman (1801), and Jane Hawking (1944).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, William Lassell ranks 7Before him are Edmond Halley (1656), Arthur Eddington (1882), Mary Somerville (1780), Fred Hoyle (1915), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), and James Bradley (1693). After him are Martin Ryle (1918), Antony Hewish (1924), Stephen Gray (1666), John Flamsteed (1646), George Darwin (1845), and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900).