The Galileo Project
site map

Doppelmayr, Johan Gabriel

1. Dates
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
2. Father
Occupation: Merchant In Nurenberg
No information on financial status.
3. Nationality
Birth: German
Career: German
Death: German
4. Education
Schooling: Altdorf, Halle, Utrecht, Leiden, Oxford
Secondary: began with tutors.
1689, entered Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg.
1696, entered U Altdorf, studied jurisprudence, math, and physics. No mention of a degree.
1700, briefly attended U Halle.
Then gave up law, spent 2 years traveling and studying in Germany, Holland, and England, especially Utrecht, Leyden, Oxford, and London. I find no mention of a degree in all of this.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Lutheran, by assumption
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Astronomy, Math, Physics
Doppelmayr made no discoveries for which he is known. He published works that were very useful in disseminating scientific knowledge.
7. Means of Support
Primary: Academic
1704-death: professor of math at Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. The institution had been founded by Zwingli, but Nuremberg was a Lutheran city.
8. Patronage
Type: Unknown (But There Were No Appointments Like That
above without patronage)
9. Technological Involvement
Types: None
10. Scientific Societies
Memberships: Academia Leopoldina, Berlin Academy, Russian Academy (St. Petersburg), Royal Society
Member of Academia Caesarea Leopoldina, Berlin Academy, St. Petersburg Academy, Royal Society of London.
  1. Cantor, Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, 5, 344 - 345 -- only a little more about his education J. H. von Mädler, Geschichte der Himmelskunde, 1, (Brunswick, 1873), 129 -- Microprint Q111 . L2 #M31 -- nothing new J. G. Meusel, Lexikon der vom Jahr 1750 bis 1880 verstorbenen teutschen Schriftsteller (Leipzig, 1802 - 1816), 2-- ref room Z 2230 . M 58 -- primary and secondary bibliography Neue Deutsche Biographie, 4, 76
Not Available and Not Consulted
  1. G.A.Will, Nürnbergisches Gelehrter Lexicon, 1 (Nuremberg, 1755).
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

Note: the creators of the Galileo Project and this catalogue cannot answer email on geneological questions.

©1995 Al Van Helden
Last updated
Home | Galileo | Biography | Chronology | Family | Portraits |
Science | Christianity | Library | About | Site Map | Search

Please note: We will not answer copyright requests.
See the copyright page for more information.