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.
- 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
- G.A.Will, Nürnbergisches Gelehrter Lexicon, 1 (Nuremberg, 1755).
- Compiled by:
- Richard S. Westfall
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Indiana University
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