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List of notable or famous astronomers from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top astronomers born in Germany and even some popular astronomers who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German astronomers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These astronomers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known astronomer from Germany is included when available.

These people, like David Rittenhouse and Nicolaus Copernicus include images when available.

This historic astronomers from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German astronomers of note?" and "Who are the most famous astronomers from Germany?" These prominent astronomers of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German astronomers.

Use this list of renowned German astronomers to discover some new astronomers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (117 items)
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Adolph Gottfried Kinau


Adolph Gottfried Kinau was a German Protestant minister and astronomer. Born in Aschersleben into a family of ministers and teachers, he studied theology in Halle and Magdeburg from 1833 to 1840. Until 1851, he had several appointments as teacher. Till 1861 he was minister in Rohr in Thuringia. ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1814-1888)

Birthplace: Aschersleben, Germany

Profession: Astronomer

Albert Marth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Astronomers from Germany
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Albert Marth


Albert Marth was a German astronomer who worked in England and Ireland. He came to England in 1853 to work for George Bishop, a rich wine merchant and patron of astronomy. At that time, paid jobs in astronomy were quite rare. He worked as William Lassell's assistant in Malta, discovering 600 ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1828-1897)

Birthplace: Kołobrzeg, Poland

Profession: Astronomer

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Alfred Bohrmann


Alfred Bohrmann was a German astronomer. He did his Ph.D. dissertation in 1927 at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl at the University of Heidelberg. At the time, the observatory at Heidelberg was a center for asteroid discovery by Max Wolf and Karl Reinmuth and others, and during his time ...more

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Age: Died at 96 (1904-2000)

Profession: Astronomer

Alfred Wegener is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Astronomers from Germany
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Alfred Lothar Wegener was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist. During his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research, but today he is most remembered as the originator of the theory of continental drift by ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1880-1930)

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Profession: Scientist, Geologist, Astronomer

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