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. At twenty, in 1592 he began his study of philosophy and law at the University of Ingolstadt, after which he moved to Augsburg to begin work as a lawyer, becoming legal adviser to the city council in 1612.Bayer had several interests outside his work, including archaeology and mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Bayer has received more than 94,363 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Johann Bayer is the 38th most popular astronomer (up from 65th in 2019), the 489th most popular biography from Germany (down from 304th in 2019) and the 6th 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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Among astronomers, Johann Bayer ranks 38 out of 532Before him are Jan Oort, Johannes Hevelius, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Adolphe Quetelet, and Fred Hoyle. After him are Caroline Herschel, Clyde Tombaugh, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Charles Greeley Abbot, Asaph Hall, and James Bradley.

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Among people born in 1572, Johann Bayer ranks 2Before him is John Donne. After him are John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Ben Jonson, Cornelis Drebbel, Sigismund Báthory, Cyril Lucaris, Jane Frances de Chantal, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Izumo no Okuni, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Marie Elisabeth of France. Among people deceased in 1625, Johann Bayer ranks 5Before him are James VI and I, Sofonisba Anguissola, Maurice, Prince of Orange, and Jan Brueghel the Elder. After him are Simon Marius, Giambattista Marino, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Mōri Terumoto, and Honoré d'Urfé.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Bayer ranks 489 out of 5,289Before him are Pope Victor II (1018), Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Ludwig Tieck (1773), Werner Sombart (1863), and Lion Feuchtwanger (1884). After him are Hans Geiger (1882), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), and Otto Carius (1922).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Johann Bayer ranks 6Before him are Johannes Kepler (1571), William Herschel (1738), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), and Johann Gottfried Galle (1812). After him are Caroline Herschel (1750), Simon Marius (1573), Max Wolf (1863), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), and Johann Franz Encke (1791).