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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 136,214 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Simon Marius is the 42nd most popular astronomer (up from 45th in 2019), the 577th most popular biography from Germany (down from 573rd 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 42 out of 531Before him are Michel Mayor, Adolphe Quetelet, Jan Oort, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Charles Greeley Abbot, and Giovanni Schiaparelli. After him are Arthur Eddington, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, James Bradley, Asaph Hall, Fritz Zwicky, and Clyde Tombaugh.

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Among people born in 1573, Simon Marius ranks 4Before him are Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland, and William Laud. After him are Gabrielle d'Estrées, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Inigo Jones, Ambrosius Bosschaert, Ernest Casimir I, Count of Nassau-Dietz, Sebastiaen Vrancx, Ukita Hideie, and Robert Catesby. 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 Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, and Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Simon Marius ranks 577 out of 6,142Before him are Werner Forssmann (1904), Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (1653), Prince Leopold of Bavaria (1846), Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907), Rudolf von Jhering (1818), and George Grosz (1893). After him are Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Geiger (1882), Michael Thonet (1796), Ludwig Tieck (1773), Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839), and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Simon Marius ranks 8Before him are William Herschel (1738), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Johann Bayer (1572), Caroline Herschel (1750), and Wilhelm Schickard (1592). After him are Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Max Wolf (1863), Karl Ludwig Harding (1765), Walter Baade (1893), and Wilhelm Tempel (1821).