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Wilhelm Wolff Beer (Wolff)

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Born: 1797 AD
Died: 1850 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Astronomers

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1797 - Born on the 4th of January.

         - He built a private observatory with a 9.5 cm refractor in Tiergarten, Berlin.

1830 - Beer and Mädler created the first globe of the planet Mars.

1834-1836 - Produced the first exact map of the Moon entitled Mappa Selenographica.

1837 - Published a description of the Moon Der Mond nach seinen kosmischen und individuellen Verhältnissen.

1839 - Made a map of Mars and calculated its rotation period.

         - He worked as a writer and politician.

1849 - Elected as an MP for the first chamber of the Prussian parliament.

1850 - Died on the 27th of March.




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