Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Astronomers, including Carl Friedrich Gauss, Georges Lemaître, Edwin Hubble, Pierre-Simon Laplace and Joseph-Louis Lagrange.
William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

German,British

Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace

23 March 1749

French

Georges LemaîtreGeorges Lemaître

17 July 1894

Belgian

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington

28 December 1882

British

Henrietta Swan LeavittHenrietta Swan Leavitt

04 July 1868

American

Annie Jump CannonAnnie Jump Cannon

11 December 1863

American

Maria MitchellMaria Mitchell

01 August 1818

American

Carl F. GaussCarl F. Gauss

30 April 1777

German

Edwin Powell HubbleEdwin Powell Hubble

20 November 1889

American

Sir William Rowan HamiltonSir William Rowan Hamilton

04 August 1805

Irish

Otto Wilhelm von StruveOtto Wilhelm von Struve

07 May 1819

German

Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss

30 April 1777

German

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Edwin HubbleEdwin Hubble

20 November 1889

American

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange

25 January 1736

French,Italian

William Rowan HamiltonWilliam Rowan Hamilton

04 August 1805

Irish

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville

26 December 1780

British,Scottish

Percival LowellPercival Lowell

13 March 1855

American

Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson

21 June 1781

French

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Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild

09 October 1873

German

Fritz ZwickyFritz Zwicky

14 February 1898

Swiss,American

François AragoFrançois Arago

26 February 1786

Spanish,French

Urbain Le VerrierUrbain Le Verrier

11 March 1811

French

Joseph von FraunhoferJoseph von Fraunhofer

06 March 1787

German

Ernst AbbeErnst Abbe

23 January 1840

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Antonie PannekoekAntonie Pannekoek

02 January 1873

Friedrich BesselFriedrich Bessel

22 July 1784

German

August Ferdinand MöbiusAugust Ferdinand Möbius

German

Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb

12 March 1835

Canadian,American

Camille FlammarionCamille Flammarion

26 February 1842

French

Nathaniel BowditchNathaniel Bowditch

26 March 1773

American

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George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy

27 July 1801

British

George DarwinGeorge Darwin

09 July 1845

British

Giovanni SchiaparelliGiovanni Schiaparelli

14 March 1835

Italian

Harlow ShapleyHarlow Shapley

02 November 1885

American

George Ellery HaleGeorge Ellery Hale

29 June 1868

American

Johann Gottfried GalleJohann Gottfried Galle

09 June 1812

German,Polish

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Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot

21 April 1774

French

John Couch AdamsJohn Couch Adams

05 June 1819

British

James NasmythJames Nasmyth

19 August 1808

British

Vesto SlipherVesto Slipher

11 November 1875

American

William Parsons, 3rd Earl of RosseWilliam Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

17 June 1800

Hippolyte FizeauHippolyte Fizeau

23 September 1819

French

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Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

French

Carl Otto LamplandCarl Otto Lampland

29 December 1873

American