William Wallace Campbell

1862 - 1938

William Wallace Campbell

William Wallace Campbell (April 11, 1862 – June 14, 1938) was an American astronomer, and director of Lick Observatory from 1901 to 1930. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Wallace Campbell has received more than 55,839 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 181st most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, William Wallace Campbell ranks 182 out of 495Before him are Eugène Joseph Delporte, Bertil Lindblad, Sergey Belyavsky, J. Allen Hynek, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, and Guillaume Bigourdan. After him are Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, George William Hill, William Cranch Bond, August Kopff, Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann, and Josep Comas i Solà.

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Among people born in 1862, William Wallace Campbell ranks 59Before him are Cao Kun, René Viviani, Robert Ford, Leonid Pasternak, Edvard Westermarck, and Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon. After him are Louis Botha, Léon Boëllmann, Vilhelm Bjerknes, Arvid Lindman, Paul Adam, and August Oetker. Among people deceased in 1938, William Wallace Campbell ranks 79Before him are Émile Cohl, Cao Kun, Otto von Lossow, King Oliver, Jānis K. Bērziņš, and Francis Jammes. After him are William McDougall, Bernd Rosemeyer, Nicola Romeo, Frigyes Karinthy, John Flanagan, and Kazimierz Twardowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Wallace Campbell ranks 2,469 out of 12,171Before him are Stephen Foster (1826), Ned Beatty (1937), Thomas Curtis (1873), Kobe Bryant (1978), Tony Robbins (1960), and Perry Como (1912). After him are John C. Reilly (1965), John Connally (1917), LeBron James (1984), Jerry Siegel (1914), Wesley Clark (1944), and Melissa McCarthy (1970).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, William Wallace Campbell ranks 34Before him are Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), James W. Christy (1938), Milton L. Humason (1891), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837), and J. Allen Hynek (1910). After him are George William Hill (1838), William Cranch Bond (1789), Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906), George Ellery Hale (1868), Michael H. Hart (1932), and Eleanor F. Helin (1932).