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Authorised form of nameOlbers; Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias (1758 - 1840)
Other forms of nameHeinrich Wilhelm Matthias
Dates1758 - 1840
NationalityGerman
Place of birthArbergen, near Bremen, Germany
Date of birth11 October 1758
Place of deathBremen, Germany
Date of death02 March 1840
OccupationPhysician
Research fieldMedicine; astronomy
ActivityEducation:
Studied in Gottingen and Vienna
Career:
Practised as a physician in Bremen; discovered 'Pallas' (28 March 1802) and 'Vesta' (28 March 1807)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/04/1804
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1840 No 45 pp 267-269
Notes:
Alternative spelling of Mathias from DSB. Friend and correspondent of Bessel
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/44420543
Royal Society codeNA1804
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/7/12Unpublished letters, on astronomical discoveries from Schroeter [Johann Hieronymus Schroter] and [Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias] OlbersMarch-May 1802
IM/003367Olbers, Heinrich Wilhelm Mathiasnd
PT/1/15Letter, 'Extract of a letter from Dr [Heinrich] Olbers FRS to Dr [Thomas] Young, For Sec RS, announcing the discovery of a new planet'2 April 1807
PT/1/14Letter, regarding observations of planet Vesta from Stephen Groombridge to Stephen Lee29 April 1807
EC/1803/12Olbers, Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/7/12/1Unpublished letter, on a discovery of a new star from Schroeter [Johann Hieronymus Schroter] to [George] Best31 March 1802
AP/7/12/2Unpublished translation of a letter, on a discovery of a new star from Schroeter [Johann Hieronymus Schroter] to [George] Best31 March 1802
AP/7/12/3Unpublished letter, on Pallas observations from [Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias] Olbers to Schroeter [Johann Hieronymus Schroter]7 May 1802
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