Henrietta Leavitt bio

Birth Name: Henrietta Leavitt

Occupation: Astronomer

Place Of Birth: MA

Date Of Birth: July 4, 1868

Date Of Death: December 12, 1921

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Henrietta Leavitt was born on the 4th of July, 1868. She was popular for being a Astronomer. Astronomer who helped measure the relative brightness of Cepheid variables, which helped scientists to measure distances to stars. After her death her work was used to determine that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the observable universe.

Henrietta Leavitt was born in MA. After her education, she worked at Harvard College Observatory calculating and recording the brightness of stars. Her observation of a class of stars that ‘pulse’ brighter and darker made possible the calculation of much greater interstellar distances with more accuracy than ever before.

Henrietta Leavitt was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Henrietta Leavitt was born in 1860s.

Henrietta Leavitt is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Henrietta Leavitt’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Henrietta Leavitt’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Henrietta Leavitt was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Henrietta Leavitt
NICKNAME: Henrietta
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Henrietta Leavitt was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Henrietta Leavitt was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Henrietta Leavitt had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Henrietta Leavitt’s birth sign is Cancer and she had a ruling planet of Moon.

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