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Johannes Fabricius

1587 - 1616

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Johann Goldsmid, better known by his Latinized name Johann(es) Fabricius (8 January 1587 – 19 March 1616), eldest son of David Fabricius (1564–1617), was a Frisian/German astronomer and a discoverer of sunspots (in 1610), independently of Galileo Galilei. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Fabricius has received more than 36,269 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Johannes Fabricius is the 200th most popular astronomer (up from 235th in 2019), the 2,487th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,697th in 2019) and the 36th most popular German Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Johannes Fabricius ranks 200 out of 531Before him are Mariam al-Asturlabi, Otto Struve, Edward Walter Maunder, Giovanni Domenico Maraldi, Johann Heinrich von Mädler, and James Dunlop. After him are Rudolf Wolf, William Wallace Campbell, Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner, Guillaume Le Gentil, Edward L. G. Bowell, and James W. Christy.

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Among people born in 1587, Johannes Fabricius ranks 12Before him are Samuel Scheidt, Stefano Landi, Virginia Centurione Bracelli, Esaias van de Velde, Magdalene of Bavaria, and Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. After him are Song Yingxing, Claes Jansz. Visscher, Yun Seondo, and Virginia Dare. Among people deceased in 1616, Johannes Fabricius ranks 12Before him are Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Jacob Le Maire, Simeon Bekbulatovich, John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Andreas Libavius, and Magdalene of Brandenburg. After him are Kuzma Minin, Agnes Hedwig of Anhalt, Tang Xianzu, Matthias de l'Obel, Vitsentzos Kornaros, and Francis Beaumont.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johannes Fabricius ranks 2,487 out of 6,142Before him are Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881), Erich Hückel (1896), Friedrich II, Duke of Anhalt (1856), Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1848), Duchess Marie of Württemberg (1799), and Christian Daniel Rauch (1777). After him are Carl Hilpert (1888), Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau (1740), Ottmar Walter (1924), Gerhard Schröder (1910), Carlos Marín (1968), and Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (1922).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Johannes Fabricius ranks 36Before him are Andreas Cellarius (1596), Wilhelm Beer (1797), Erasmus Reinhold (1511), August Kopff (1882), Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745), and Johann Heinrich von Mädler (1794). After him are Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner (1834), Heinrich Christian Schumacher (1780), Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann (1870), Martin Schwarzschild (1912), Johannes Schöner (1477), and Wilhelm von Biela (1782).