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Bayer, Johann

Born: 1572 AD
Died: 1625 AD
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1572 – Johann Bayer was born in Rain, Bavaria Germany.

 

1592- Began his study of philosophy in Ingolstadt.

 

Grew interested in astronomy during his time in Augsburg.

 

1603 – Published his most famous star atlas Uranometria.

 

1612 – Became legal advisor to the Augsburg city council.

 

Introduced a new system of star designation, which has become known as the Bayer designation.

 

1625 – Johann Bayer died 7th of March. 

 

The Bayer crater on the Moon is named after him.