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Tobias Mayer

1723 - 1762

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Tobias Mayer (17 February 1723 – 20 February 1762) was a German astronomer famous for his studies of the Moon. He was born at Marbach, in Württemberg, and brought up at Esslingen in poor circumstances. A self-taught mathematician, he earned a living by teaching mathematics while still a youth. He had already published two original geometrical works when, in 1746, he entered J. B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tobias Mayer has received more than 51,505 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Tobias Mayer is the 156th most popular astronomer (down from 151st in 2019), the 1,959th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,842nd in 2019) and the 29th most popular German Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Tobias Mayer ranks 156 out of 531Before him are Bernard Lyot, George Phillips Bond, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, Jean Chacornac, Jacobus Kapteyn, and Jean Picard. After him are Vesto Slipher, Andreas Cellarius, N. R. Pogson, Henry Draper, Cleomedes, and Antonio Abetti.

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Among people born in 1723, Tobias Mayer ranks 13Before him are Adam Ferguson, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Jean-François Marmontel, Prithvi Narayan Shah, and Nicole-Reine Lepaute. After him are Princess Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, Antoine Louis, Mir Taqi Mir, Princess Mary of Great Britain, Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, and John Byron. Among people deceased in 1762, Tobias Mayer ranks 14Before him are Emperor Momozono, Francesco Geminiani, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, and Jean Calas. After him are Stanisław Poniatowski, Dorothea Erxleben, Teimuraz II of Kakheti, Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, Francesco Loredan, and Francesco Manfredini.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Tobias Mayer ranks 1,959 out of 6,142Before him are Christoph Graupner (1683), Ami Boué (1794), Christian Otto Mohr (1835), Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1630), Maurice de Hirsch (1831), and Edmund Veesenmayer (1904). After him are Walter Heitz (1878), Prince Albert of Prussia (1837), Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694), Friedrich Naumann (1860), Christoph Probst (1919), and Friedrich Wieck (1785).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Tobias Mayer ranks 29Before him are Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813), Hermann Goldschmidt (1802), Maria Margaretha Kirch (1670), Johann Franz Encke (1791), and Hermann Carl Vogel (1841). After him are Andreas Cellarius (1596), Wilhelm Beer (1797), Erasmus Reinhold (1511), August Kopff (1882), Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745), and Johann Heinrich von Mädler (1794).