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William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

1800 - 1867

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William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (17 June 1800 – 31 October 1867), was an Irish astronomer, naturalist, and engineer. He was president of the Royal Society (UK), the most important association of naturalists in the world in the nineteenth century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse has received more than 180,779 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse is the 120th most popular astronomer (up from 124th in 2019), the 1,025th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,184th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Astronomer.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse ranks 120 out of 644Before him are Edward Charles Pickering, John Louis Emil Dreyer, Walter Sydney Adams, Heinrich Schwabe, Frank Drake, and Ernst Öpik. After him are Cleveland Abbe, Eric Walter Elst, Ali Qushji, Hermann Goldschmidt, Maria Mitchell, and Alphonse Borrelly.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1800, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse ranks 16Before him are Nat Turner, James Clark Ross, John Brown, Lars Levi Laestadius, Jacques Paul Migne, and Ludwig Ritter von Köchel. After him are Mustafa Reşid Pasha, Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Juan José Flores, Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza, and Princess Elisabeth of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1867, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse ranks 14Before him are Otto of Greece, Sakamoto Ryōma, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Maria Theresa of Austria, Victor Cousin, and Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis. After him are Princess Sophie of Saxony, Peter von Cornelius, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Archduchess Mathilda of Austria, Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel, and Elias Howe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse ranks 1,025 out of 8,785Before him are Saint David (512), Princess Hélène of Orléans (1871), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Samuel Crompton (1753), Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime (1849), and Emperor Norton (1818). After him are Mary Mallon (1869), John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718), Ricky Gervais (1961), Woodes Rogers (1679), Jeremy Brett (1933), and Michael Palin (1943).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse ranks 15Before him are James Bradley (1693), Stephen Gray (1666), George Darwin (1845), Adelard of Bath (1075), William Huggins (1824), and Mary Somerville (1780). After him are James Dunlop (1793), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), George Biddell Airy (1801), John Russell Hind (1823), Edward Walter Maunder (1851), and James Glaisher (1809).