Johann Daniel Titius

1729 - 1796

Johann Daniel Titius

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 21,524 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 128th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 129 out of 495Before him are Vesto Slipher, Alphonse Borrelly, Édouard Stephan, Petrus Apianus, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, and Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji. After him are Annie Jump Cannon, John Goodricke, John Russell Hind, Ernst Öpik, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, and Nikolai Chernykh.

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Among people born in 1729, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 11Before him are Louis, Dauphin of France, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Antonio Soler, and Johann Reinhold Forster. After him are Giuseppe Sarti, Michael von Melas, Michał Kazimierz Ogiński, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, Christian Gottlob Heyne, and Anders Chydenius. Among people deceased in 1796, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 8Before him are Robert Burns, James Macpherson, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, Thomas Reid, and Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt. After him are Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, Pyotr Rumyantsev, Shahrokh Shah, and Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 328 out of 930Before him are Johannes Bugenhagen (1485), Siemomysł (922), Andreas Schlüter (1660), Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), Andrzej Duda (1972), and Tadeusz Kantor (1915). After him are Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1954), Jan Jesenius (1566), Walter Warlimont (1894), Maria Szymanowska (1789), Grażyna Bacewicz (1909), and Stefan Czarniecki (1599).


Among astronomers born in Poland, Johann Daniel Titius ranks 6Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473), Johannes Hevelius (1611), Karl Ludwig Harding (1765), Karl Ludwig Hencke (1793), and Robert Luther (1822). After him are Maria Cunitz (1610), Maria Margaretha Kirch (1670), Wilhelm Gliese (1915), Aleksander Wolszczan (1946), and Wilhelm Julius Foerster (1832).

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