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1650, Dec 171683-16921695, Apr 15
a German amateur astronomer. Born in Sommerfeld near Leipzig, Arnold was a farmer by profession. Interested in astronomy, he spotted the great comet of 1683, eight days before Hevelius did.
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Christoph Arnold1650, Dec 171683
 
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