Find out more about the greatest German Astronomers, including Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Carl Friedrich Gauss, William Herschel and Philip Melanchthon.
Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler
27 December 1571
Astronomer, Mathematician & Astrologer
William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738
Astronomer, Composer

Caroline HerschelCaroline Herschel
16 March 1750
Astronomer

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer

Otto Wilhelm von StruveOtto Wilhelm von Struve
07 May 1819
Astronomer

Carl F. GaussCarl F. Gauss
30 April 1777
Mathematician
Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss
30 April 1777
Mathematician, Geophysicist, Astronomer, Science

Johann Georg FaustJohann Georg Faust
1480 AD
astrologer, astronomer

Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild
09 October 1873
Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, University
Nicholas of CusaNicholas of Cusa
1401 AD
mathematician, astronomer, diplomat, philosopher

Ernst ChladniErnst Chladni
30 November 1756
Physicist, Astronomer
August Ferdinand MöbiusAugust Ferdinand Möbius
 

Joseph von FraunhoferJoseph von Fraunhofer
06 March 1787
Physicist, Astronomer, Chemist

Friedrich BesselFriedrich Bessel
22 July 1784
Astronomer

Johannes HeveliusJohannes Hevelius
28 January 1611
Astronomer, Entrepreneur, Cartographer

RegiomontanusRegiomontanus
06 June 1436
Astronomer, Mathematician, Historian of
Johann Gottfried GalleJohann Gottfried Galle
09 June 1812
Astronomer, University teacher

Simon MariusSimon Marius
20 January 1573
Astronomer

Christopher ClaviusChristopher Clavius
25 March 1538
Mathematician

Johann Elert BodeJohann Elert Bode
 
Johann Adam Schall von BellJohann Adam Schall von Bell
01 May 1591
Astronomer

Petrus ApianusPetrus Apianus
 
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von StruveFriedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve
15 April 1793
Astronomer

Eleazar of WormsEleazar of Worms
1176 AD
Rabbi

Johann BayerJohann Bayer
 
Walter BaadeWalter Baade
 

Max WolfMax Wolf
21 June 1863
Astronomer
Michael MaestlinMichael Maestlin
30 September 1550
Astronomer

Heinrich SchwabeHeinrich Schwabe
25 October 1789
Astronomer

Maria Margarethe KirchMaria Margaretha Kirch
25 February 1670
Astronomer
Bernhard SchmidtBernhard Schmidt
11 April 1879
Optician

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Johann Franz EnckeJohann Franz Encke
 
Heino FalckeHeino Falcke
1966 AD
Professor

Tobias MayerTobias Mayer
17 February 1723
Astronomer

Wilhelm BeerWilhelm Beer
04 January 1797
Banker

Friedrich Wilhelm ArgelanderFriedrich Wilhelm Argelander
22 March 1799
Astronomer
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersChristian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
19 September 1813
American-German astronomer
Johannes FabriciusJohannes Fabricius
08 January 1587
Astronomer

Peter Andreas HansenPeter Andreas Hansen
08 December 1795
Astronomer

Karl Ludwig HardingKarl Ludwig Harding
29 September 1765
Astronomer

Carl August von SteinheilCarl August von Steinheil
12 October 1801
Physicist
Johann Daniel TitiusJohann Daniel Titius
02 January 1729
Astronomer

Johann Heinrich von MädlerJohann Heinrich von Mädler
29 May 1794
Astronomer

Wilhelm von BielaWilhelm von Biela
19 March 1782
Military Officer

Karl Wilhelm ReinmuthKarl Wilhelm Reinmuth
04 April 1892
Astronomer

Johann von LamontJohann von Lamont
13 December 1805
Astronomer
Otto HeckmannOtto Heckmann
23 June 1901
Astronomer

Heinrich Wilhelm OlbersHeinrich Wilhelm Olbers
11 October 1758
 
Adam Schall von BellAdam Schall von Bell
01 May 1591
Astronomer

Adolf OverwegAdolf Overweg
24 July 1822
Geologist

Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht TempelErnst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel
04 December 1821
German astronomer
Johann BodeJohann Bode
19 January 1747
 

Arthur von AuwersArthur von Auwers
12 September 1838
Astronomer
Philipp Nikodemus FrischlinPhilipp Nikodemus Frischlin
22 September 1547
Poet

Heinrich Louis d'ArrestHeinrich Louis d'Arrest
13 August 1822
Astronomer