Simon Marius

1573 - 1625

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Simon Marius (latinized form of Simon Mayr; 10 January 1573 – 5 January 1625) was a German astronomer. He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, but spent most of his life in the city of Ansbach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon Marius has received more than 116,223 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Simon Marius is the 45th most popular astronomer (down from 40th in 2019), the 573rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 493rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Astronomer.

Simon Marius was a German astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus.

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Among astronomers, Simon Marius ranks 45 out of 532Before him are Caroline Herschel, Clyde Tombaugh, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Charles Greeley Abbot, Asaph Hall, and James Bradley. After him are Michel Mayor, Johann Palisa, Pierre Méchain, Jérôme Lalande, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani, and Percival Lowell.

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Among people born in 1573, Simon Marius ranks 4Before him are William Laud, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, and Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland. After him are Gabrielle d'Estrées, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Inigo Jones, Ambrosius Bosschaert, Robert Catesby, Sebastiaen Vrancx, Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, and Ukita Hideie. Among people deceased in 1625, Simon Marius ranks 6Before him are James VI and I, Sofonisba Anguissola, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Jan Brueghel the Elder, and Johann Bayer. After him are 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, Simon Marius ranks 573 out of 5,289Before him are Ulrich von Hutten (1488), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Johann Tetzel (1460), Rupert, King of Germany (1352), Henning von Tresckow (1901), and August Schleicher (1821). After him are Hans Morgenthau (1904), Johann Reuchlin (1455), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (1572), Hans Luther (1879), and Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Simon Marius ranks 8Before him are William Herschel (1738), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Johann Bayer (1572), and Caroline Herschel (1750). After him are Max Wolf (1863), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Johann Franz Encke (1791), Walter Baade (1893), and Petrus Apianus (1495).