Famous Astronomers

The Most Famous Astronomers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Brahmagupta598IndianBrahmagupta was a highly accomplished ancient Indian astronomer and mathematician
Giovanni Domenico CassiniJune 8, 1625ItalianGiovanni Cassini was a 17th century Italian mathematician, astronomer and astrologer
Hipparchus190 BCGreekHipparchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician
Edwin Powell HubbleNovember 20, 1889AmericanEdwin Powell Hubble was one of the world’s most famous astronomers of the 20th century
Johann Heinrich LambertAugust 26, 1728French, German, SwissJohann Heinrich Lambert was a Swiss mathematician, astronomer, physicist, and philosopher
Sir William Rowan HamiltonAugust 4, 1805IrishSir William Rowan Hamilton was one of the greatest scientists to be born in Ireland
Willebrord SnellJune 13, 1580DutchWillebrord Snel van Royen was a 17thcentury Dutch astronomer and mathematician
Joseph Louis LagrangeJanuary 25, 1736French, ItalianJoseph Lagrange was an accomplished Italian enlightenment era mathematician and astronomer This biography profiles his childhood, career, life, research and timeline.
Hipparchus

Hipparchus

Hipparchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician

Greek190 BC145 views

Brahmagupta

Brahmagupta was a highly accomplished ancient Indian astronomer and mathematician

Indian598296 views

Giovanni Domenico Cassini

Giovanni Cassini was a 17th century Italian mathematician, astronomer and astrologer

ItalianJune 8, 1625150 views

Sir William Rowan Hamilton

Sir William Rowan Hamilton was one of the greatest scientists to be born in Ireland

IrishAugust 4, 1805123 views

Johann Heinrich Lambert

Johann Heinrich Lambert was a Swiss mathematician, astronomer, physicist, and philosopher

FrenchAugust 26, 1728123 views

Willebrord Snell

Willebrord Snel van Royen was a 17thcentury Dutch astronomer and mathematician

DutchJune 13, 1580120 views

Edwin Powell Hubble

Edwin Powell Hubble was one of the world’s most famous astronomers of the 20th century

AmericanNovember 20, 1889127 views

Joseph Louis Lagrange

Joseph Lagrange was an accomplished Italian enlightenment era mathematician and astronomer This biography profiles his childhood, career, life, research and timeline.

FrenchJanuary 25, 1736108 views