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Johann Franz Encke

23 September 1791 - 26 August 1865.

[Deutsch] Johann Franz Encke (* 1791 in Hamburg; † 1865 in Spandau bei Berlin) war ein deutscher Astronom. Er entdeckte u. a. die nach ihm benannte Enckesche Teilung des Saturnrings, berechnete die Bahnen von Kometen (Enckescher Komet) und Asteroiden und bestimmte die Parallaxe der Sonne.

[English] Johann Franz Encke (1791 in Hamburg – 1865 in Spandau near Berlin) was a German astronomer. Among his activities, he worked on the calculation of the periods of comets and asteroids, measured the distance from the earth to the sun, and made observations on the planet Saturn.

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September 27, 2020 Edited by MARC Bot add ISNI
March 31, 2017 Edited by MARC Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
January 29, 2011 Edited by marycee Added new photo
January 29, 2011 Edited by marycee added short bio, life dates, other names and Wikipedia links
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