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Bayer, Johann

Born: 1572 AD
Died: 1625 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Astronomers, Lawyers

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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.

 

 

 


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