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Argelander, Friedrich Wilhelm August

Born: 1799 AD
Died: 1875 AD

1799 – Born in Memel in the Kingdom of Prussia on the 22nd of March.

1823-1837 – He was the head of the Finnish observatory at Turku then at Helsinki.

1859 – He was responsible for the star catalogue known as the Bonner Durchmusterung.

1863 – He founded an international organization of astronomers named the Astronomische Gesellschaft.

         – Argelander won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.

1875 – Died on the 17th of February.