Johann Daniel Titius

1729 - 1796

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Johann Daniel Titius (born Johann Daniel Tietz(e), 2 January 1729 – 16 December 1796) was a German astronomer and a professor at Wittenberg.Titius was born in Konitz (Chojnice), Royal Prussia (a fief of the Crown of Poland) to Jakob Tietz, a merchant and council member from Konitz, and Maria Dorothea, née Hanow. His original name was Johann Tietz, but as was customary in the 18th century, when he became a university professor, he Latinized his surname to Titius. Tietz attended school in Danzig (Gdańsk) and studied at the University of Leipzig (1749–1752). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Daniel Titius has received more than 26,053 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Daniel Titius is the 143rd most popular astronomer (down from 129th in 2019), the 354th most popular biography from Poland (down from 328th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Polish Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 143 out of 532Before him are Maslama al-Majriti, Maria Mitchell, William Henry Pickering, Guillaume Bigourdan, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, and Abu-Mahmud Khojandi. After him are Peter Andreas Hansen, Maximilian Hell, Nikolai Chernykh, Gan De, August Kopff, and Otto Wilhelm von Struve.

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Among people born in 1729, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 11Before him are Moses Mendelssohn, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Antonio Soler, and Johann Reinhold Forster. After him are Giuseppe Sarti, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, Gaétan Vestris, Michael von Melas, Michał Kazimierz Ogiński, and Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg. Among people deceased in 1796, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 10Before him are Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, James Macpherson, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Thomas Reid, and Pyotr Rumyantsev. After him are Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, Shahrokh Shah, William Chambers, and Prince Louis Charles of Prussia.

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Among people born in Poland, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 354 out of 1,231Before him are Ernst Wilimowski (1916), Artur Schnabel (1882), Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1834), Myechyslaw Hryb (1938), Joachim Kroll (1933), and Józef Beck (1894). After him are Hugo Steinhaus (1887), Józef Elsner (1769), Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1954), Leszek the White (1186), Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile (1140), and Helmuth von Pannwitz (1898).


Among astronomers born in Poland, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 6Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473), Johannes Hevelius (1611), Albert Marth (1828), Robert Luther (1822), and Karl Ludwig Hencke (1793). After him are Maria Cunitz (1610), Wilhelm Julius Foerster (1832), Wilhelm Gliese (1915), and Aleksander Wolszczan (1946).