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William Wilson Morgan

1906 - 1994

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William Wilson Morgan (January 3, 1906 – June 21, 1994) was an American astronomer and astrophysicist. The principal theme in Morgan's work was stellar and galaxy classification. He is also known for helping prove the existence of spiral arms in our galaxy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Wilson Morgan has received more than 34,786 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). William Wilson Morgan is the 416th most popular astronomer (down from 370th in 2019), the 6,694th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,619th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, William Wilson Morgan ranks 416 out of 531Before him are Elizabeth Roemer, Nicolas Fatio de Duillier, Alenush Terian, Joel Stebbins, Herbert Hall Turner, and Benjamin Jekhowsky. After him are Audouin Dollfus, George Herbig, George Henry Peters, Edwin Foster Coddington, Albert George Wilson, and Robert Julius Trumpler.

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Among people born in 1906, William Wilson Morgan ranks 264Before him are Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Arthur Rudolph, Victor Hasselblad, Thelma Todd, Gerardo Romero, and Alberto Soria. After him are Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj, Alice Kober, Branislav Sekulić, James Quinn, Lee Barnes, and Eino Penttilä. Among people deceased in 1994, William Wilson Morgan ranks 227Before him are William Higinbotham, Alain Daniélou, Alfredo Pérez, Roger Bocquet, Willem Jacob Luyten, and József Háda. After him are Patrick O'Neal, Ladislav Fuks, Dan Hartman, Richard Scarry, Helena Rasiowa, and Roberto Goyeneche.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Wilson Morgan ranks 6,694 out of 18,182Before him are Josiah Royce (1855), Gary Locke (1950), Charles F. Hockett (1916), Jeffrey C. Alexander (1947), Adele Goldberg (1945), and Regis Philbin (1931). After him are Neal Hefti (1922), Walter Johnson (1887), Tim Daly (1956), Allen Garfield (1939), Lola Albright (1924), and Carl Blegen (1887).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, William Wilson Morgan ranks 82Before him are Jill Tarter (1944), Henry L. Giclas (1910), Michael E. Brown (1965), Horace W. Babcock (1912), Elizabeth Roemer (1929), and Joel Stebbins (1878). After him are George Herbig (1920), Edwin Foster Coddington (1870), Albert George Wilson (1918), Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806), James L. Elliot (1943), and Cleveland Abbe (1838).