Argelander, Friedrich Wilhelm August
Born: Mar 22, 1799 AD
Died: 1875 AD, at 75 years of age.
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.
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