Maria Margaretha Kirch

1670 - 1720

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Maria Margaretha Kirch (née Winckelmann, in historic sources named Maria Margaretha Kirchin; 25 February 1670 – 29 December 1720) was a German astronomer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Margaretha Kirch has received more than 56,946 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Maria Margaretha Kirch is the 137th most popular astronomer (down from 133rd in 2019), the 1,568th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,660th in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Maria Margaretha Kirch ranks 137 out of 644Before her are John Goodricke, Arthur Auwers, Auguste Charlois, James Dunlop, Hermann Carl Vogel, and Nikolai Chernykh. After her are Dorothea Klumpke, Giovanni Battista Hodierna, Henry Draper, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, August Kopff, and Johann Daniel Titius.

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Among people born in 1670, Maria Margaretha Kirch ranks 10Before her are Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, John Toland, Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine, Giovanni Bononcini, James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, and Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham. After her are Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken, Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje, Zheng Keshuang, Jean-Baptiste Dubos, Domenico Trezzini, and Turlough O'Carolan. Among people deceased in 1720, Maria Margaretha Kirch ranks 6Before her are Sukjong of Joseon, Calico Jack, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Maria Barbara Bach, and Edward England. After her are Abdul-Qādir Bedil, Antoine Coysevox, Anne Dacier, Peter Tordenskjold, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, and Balaji Vishwanath.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Maria Margaretha Kirch ranks 1,568 out of 7,253Before her are Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (1774), Gottfried August Bürger (1747), Karin Dor (1938), Johannes Steinhoff (1913), John Polanyi (1929), and Johann Matthäus Bechstein (1757). After her are Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia (1200), Franz Hössler (1906), Hans Knappertsbusch (1888), Bruno Streckenbach (1902), Hans Speidel (1897), and Oswald Achenbach (1827).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Maria Margaretha Kirch ranks 27Before her are Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813), Karl Ludwig Harding (1765), Heinrich Schwabe (1789), Hermann Goldschmidt (1802), Arthur Auwers (1838), and Hermann Carl Vogel (1841). After her are Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (1921), August Kopff (1882), Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann (1870), Tobias Mayer (1723), Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745), and Andreas Cellarius (1596).