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1670, Feb 251690s-1710s1720, Dec 29
a German astronomer, and one of the first famous astronomers of her period due to her writings on the conjunction of the sun with Saturn and Venus and Jupiter and Saturn. Also discovered a previously unknown comet, the so-called "Comet of 1702" (C/1702 H1), becoming the first woman to make such a discovery.
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Maria Margarethe Kirch1670, Feb 251690
 
17191720, Dec 29

Christoph Arnold1650, Dec 171683
 
16921695, Apr 15
 a German amateur astronomer. Born in Sommerfeld near Leipzig, Arnold was a farmer by profession. ...
Christiaan Huygens1629, Apr 141649
 
16931695, Jul 8
 a prominent Dutch mathematician, scientist, astronomer, physicist, probabilist and horologist. Hi...
Ole Christensen Romer1644, Sep 251662
 
17101710, Sep 19
 a Danish astronomer who in 1676 made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light. I...
John Flamsteed1646, Aug 191662
 
17191719, Dec 31
 an English astronomer and the first Astronomer Royal. His main achievements were the preparation ...
Isaac Newton1642, Dec 251665
 
17261726, Mar 20
 an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who ...
Jiao Bingzhen16891700
 
17261726
 a noted painter and astronomer. In painting he is noteworthy as one of the first Qing dynasty pai...
Jacques d'Allonville1671, Jul 141692
 
17281732, Sep 10
 an astronomer and mathematician. He concluded in his measurements taken during his stay in Marsei...
Jacques Cassini1677, Feb 181696
 
17401756, Apr 16
 a French astronomer, son of the famous Italian astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini. He published...
Edmond Halley1656, Nov 81675
 
17421742, Jan 14
 an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best know...
James Bradley1693, Mar1714
 
17621762, Jul 13
 an English astronomer and served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmond Halley. He is b...
Joseph-Nicolas Delisle1688, Apr 41712
 
17631768, Sep 11
 a French astronomer and cartographer. From 1719 to 1722 he was employed at the Royal observatory,...
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