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1587, Jan 81611-16161616, Mar 19
a Frisian/German astronomer and a discoverer of sunspots (in 1610), independently of Galileo Galilei. Copies of a map he made of Frisia in 1589 are still extant.
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06/13/1611-Johannes Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
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Johannes Fabricius1587, Jan 81611
 
16161616, Mar 19

David Fabricius1564, Mar 91584
 
16171617, May 7
 a German pastor who made two major discoveries in the early days of telescopic astronomy, jointly...
Thomas Harriot1560 ca1580
 
16211621, Jul 2
 an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, and translator. He is sometimes credited with...
Johann Bayer15721612
 
16251625, Mar 7
 a German lawyer and uranographer (celestial cartographer). He is primarily known for his work in ...
Edmund Gunter15811614
 
16261626, Dec 10
 an English clergyman, mathematician, geometer and astronomer of Welsh descent. He is best remembe...
Johannes Kepler1571, Dec 271594
 
16301630, Nov 15
 a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific r...
Galileo Galilei1564, Feb 151581
 
16381642, Jan 8
 an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major rol...
Godefroy Wendelin1580, Jun 61599
 
16521667, Oct 24
 a Flemish astronomer. The crater Vendelinus on the Moon is named after him. Around 1630 he measur...
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