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Bayer, Johann

1. Dates
Born: Germany, 1572
Died: Germany, 1625
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
Lifespan: 53
2. Father
Occupation: No Information
No information on financial status.
3. Nationality
Birth: Germany
Career: Germany
Death: Germany
4. Education
Schooling: Ingolstadt, Augsburg, L.D.
1592, enrolled at Ingolstadt, later moved to Augsburg. He earned a law degree; I assume B.A.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Catholic assumed.
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Astronomy
7. Means of Support
Primary: Lawyer, Magistrate
Bayer was a lawyer, and amateur astronomer.
1612, appointed legal advisor to city council of Augsburg at an annual salary of 500 gulden.
8. Patronage
Type: City Magistrates
1603, dedicated his Uranometria to two leading citizens of Augsburg and received an honorarium of 150 gulden.
9. Technological Involvement
Types: None
10. Scientific Societies
Memberships: None
Collaborated with Schiller (Ernst Zinner, Vierteljahrsschrift der astronomischen Gesellschaft, 72 (1937), 64-8.)
  1. Franz Babinger, "Johannes Bayer, der Begruender der neuzeitlichen Sternbenennung," Archiv fuer die Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und die Technik, 5 (1915), 108-113.
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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1995 Al Van Helden
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