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Olbers, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthaus

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Born: 1758 AD
Died: 1840 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Astronomers

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1758 - Born on the 11th of October.

1780 - He began practicing medicine in Bremen, Germany.

       - He devised the first satisfactory method of calculating cometary orbits.

1802 - He discovered and named the Asteroid Pallas.

1807 - He discovered the asteroid Vesta, which he allowed Carl Friedrich Gauss to name.

1811 - He was a member of the Corps Legislatif in Paris.

1815 - He discovered a periodic comet named after him.

1840 - He died on the 2nd of March.

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