ABOUT JOHANN GABRIEL DOPPELMAYR

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Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr

1677-1750

Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a German astronomer, physicist, mathematician and cartographer. Originally intent on studying law, Doppelmayr discovered a love for math and physics while attending the University of Altdorf in 1696. He spent several years traveling and studying in various parts of Europe. By 1704 he was made a professor at Aegidien Gymnasium, where he had studied as a boy. It was a position he would hold for the rest of his life, dedicated to lecturing, the sciences and experimentation. 

One of Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr most famous works was "Atlas novus coelestis" published in 1742. The book was "a collection of diagrams with explanations intended as an introduction to the fundamentals of astronomy. Besides star charts and a selenographic map, the Atlas includes diagrams illustrating the planetary systems of Copernicus, Tycho, and Riccioli; the elliptic theories of Kepler, Boulliau, Seth Ward, and Mercator; the lunar theories of Tycho, Horrocks, and Newton; and Halley’s cometary theory." - Encyclopedia Britannica

 

WORKS BY DOPPELMAYR JOHANN GABRIEL