Johann Bayer

1572 - 1625

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Johann Bayer (1572 – 7 March 1625) was a German lawyer and uranographer (celestial cartographer). He was born in Rain, Lower Bavaria, in 1572. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Bayer has received more than 124,413 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Bayer is the 57th most popular astronomer (down from 33rd in 2019), the 714th most popular biography from Germany (down from 477th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Astronomer.

Johann Bayer was a German astronomer and cartographer who is most famous for the publication of Uranometria, a star atlas.

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Over the past year Johann Bayer has had the most page views in the with 20,127 views, followed by Japanese (3,122), and German (2,392). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovak (66.40%), Southern Azerbaijani (61.28%), and Slovenian (57.75%)


Among astronomers, Johann Bayer ranks 57 out of 644Before him are William Lassell, Varāhamihira, Pierre Janssen, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, William Alfred Fowler, and Max Wolf. After him are Antony Hewish, Pieter van Musschenbroek, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Johann Franz Encke, Simon Marius, and Asaph Hall.

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Among people born in 1572, Johann Bayer ranks 4Before him are John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, John Donne, and Cornelis Drebbel. After him are Ben Jonson, Sigismund Báthory, Jane Frances de Chantal, Cyril Lucaris, Izumo no Okuni, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, and Fakhr al-Din II. Among people deceased in 1625, Johann Bayer ranks 5Before him are James VI and I, Sofonisba Anguissola, Jan Brueghel the Elder, and Maurice, Prince of Orange. After him are Willem Schouten, Simon Marius, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, and Anna Vasa of Sweden.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Bayer ranks 714 out of 7,253Before him are Guillaume Henri Dufour (1787), Artur Axmann (1913), Carlos Kleiber (1930), Hermann Cohen (1842), Thomas Anders (1963), and Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722). After him are Alfred Hugenberg (1865), Kurt Schwitters (1887), Clemens Brentano (1778), Max Liebermann (1847), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), and Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Johann Bayer ranks 9Before him are Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Caroline Herschel (1750), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), and Max Wolf (1863). After him are Johann Franz Encke (1791), Simon Marius (1573), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Walter Baade (1893), David Fabricius (1564), and Petrus Apianus (1495).