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Bayer, Johann

Born: 1572 AD
Died: 1625 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Astronomers, Lawyers

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.