Cuno Hoffmeister

1892 - 1968

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Cuno Hoffmeister (2 February 1892 – 2 January 1968) was a German astronomer, observer and discoverer of variable stars, comets and minor planets, and founder of Sonneberg Observatory.Born in Sonneberg in 1892 to Carl and Marie Hoffmeister, Cuno Hoffmeister obtained his first telescope in 1905 and became an avid amateur astronomer. After his father lost most of his money in 1914, Hoffmeister had to leave school in 1916 to start an apprenticeship in his father's company. During this time he continued to study spherical mathematics and trigonometry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cuno Hoffmeister has received more than 14,567 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Cuno Hoffmeister is the 396th most popular astronomer (down from 285th in 2019), the 3,699th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,504th in 2019) and the 64th most popular German Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Cuno Hoffmeister ranks 396 out of 532Before him are Sherburne Wesley Burnham, Chushiro Hayashi, Lutz D. Schmadel, Charles Piazzi Smyth, Paris Pişmiş, and William Robert Brooks. After him are Albert George Wilson, Odette Bancilhon, Elizabeth Roemer, Alfred Bohrmann, Ralph Copeland, and Grigory Shajn.

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Among people born in 1892, Cuno Hoffmeister ranks 190Before him are Pierre Frieden, Jaan Kikkas, Archibald MacLeish, Dorothy Garrod, Peggy Wood, and Gaetano Belloni. After him are Gerhard Rohlfs, Eddie Cantor, Rex Ingram, Grigory Shajn, Alfredo Foglino, and Donald Wills Douglas Sr.. Among people deceased in 1968, Cuno Hoffmeister ranks 157Before him are Antonio Pesenti, Norman Brookes, Edna Ferber, León Felipe, Dorothy Garrod, and Bruno Chizzo. After him are Giuseppe Lepori, Nick Adams, Hertha Sponer, Johann Horvath, Branislav Sekulić, and Alfredo Foglino.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Cuno Hoffmeister ranks 3,699 out of 5,289Before him are Walter Giller (1927), Herbert Selpin (1904), Peter Altmaier (1958), Paul Peter Ewald (1888), Peter Armbruster (1931), and Adolf Brand (1874). After him are Johann Gottfried Seume (1763), Wolfgang Hildesheimer (1916), Ossi Oswalda (1897), Thomas Linke (1969), Jawed Karim (1979), and İlkay Gündoğan (1990).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Cuno Hoffmeister ranks 64Before him are Otto Heckmann (1901), Leo Anton Karl de Ball (1853), Maria Clara Eimmart (1676), Carl Gustav Witt (1866), Arno Arthur Wachmann (1902), and Lutz D. Schmadel (1942). After him are Alfred Bohrmann (1904) and Reinhard Genzel (1952).