William Robert Brooks

1844 - 1921

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William Robert Brooks (June 11, 1844 – May 3, 1921) was a British-born American astronomer, mainly noted as being one of the most prolific discoverers of new comets of all time, second only to Jean-Louis Pons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Robert Brooks has received more than 12,926 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. William Robert Brooks is the 395th most popular astronomer (down from 371st in 2019), the 3,252nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,764th in 2019) and the 51st most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, William Robert Brooks ranks 395 out of 532Before him are Arno Arthur Wachmann, Sherburne Wesley Burnham, Chushiro Hayashi, Lutz D. Schmadel, Charles Piazzi Smyth, and Paris Pişmiş. After him are Cuno Hoffmeister, Albert George Wilson, Odette Bancilhon, Elizabeth Roemer, Alfred Bohrmann, and Ralph Copeland.

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Among people born in 1844, William Robert Brooks ranks 75Before him are Verney Lovett Cameron, Jules de Burlet, Marie Spartali Stillman, Ahmet Mithat, Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman, and Numa Droz. After him are Vassily Maximov, Alexei Fedchenko, Georgios Theotokis, Dimitrios Rallis, Patrick Manson, and Klaus Berntsen. Among people deceased in 1921, William Robert Brooks ranks 89Before him are Gyula Breyer, Jean Aicard, Mykola Leontovych, Hans Huber, Émile Champion, and Sherburne Wesley Burnham. After him are Yaa Asantewaa, Władysław Żeleński, Dimitrios Rallis, Max Noether, Lipót Schulhof, and Julius von Hann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Robert Brooks ranks 3,252 out of 6,924Before him are Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington (1919), Rupert Graves (1963), Colin Salmon (1962), Cynewulf (900), Simon Fuller (1960), and Grey Owl (1888). After him are Keith Campbell (1954), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (1990), Hywel Dda (880), William McGonagall (1825), Michael Carrick (1981), and Margery Allingham (1904).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, William Robert Brooks ranks 51Before him are Nathaniel Bliss (1700), William Christie (1845), Geoffrey Burbidge (1925), Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), William Henry Smyth (1788), and Sherburne Wesley Burnham (1838). After him are Ralph Copeland (1837), Beatrice Tinsley (1941), Philibert Jacques Melotte (1880), Herbert Hall Turner (1861), Edward Pigott (1753), and John Pond (1767).