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Authorised form of nameRumker; Karl Ludwig Christian (1788 - 1862); astronomer
SurnameRumker
ForenamesKarl Ludwig Christian
Dates1788 - 1862
Dates and placesBirth:
Burg Stargard, Mecklenburg, Germany, Europe (28 May 1788)
Death:
Lisbon, Portugal, Europe (21 December 1862)
ActivityProfession:
Astronomer
Research Field:
Astronomy
Education:
Builders' Academy, Berlin (1807)
Career:
Taught mathematics in Hamburg (1807-1809); Midshipman in the British East India Company; Merchant Navy (1811-1813); Schoolmaster, Royal Navy (1813-1817); took part in an expedition to Algiers whilst serving on HMS Albion (1816); Director, School of Navigation , Hamburg (1819-1820); Astronomer, Paramatta Observatory, New South Wales (1821-1823), Government Astronomer, Australia (1826-182); Director,, Hamburg Observatory (1830-1833); Diretor, Hamburg Sternwarte, Stadtwall (1833-1857); resided in Lisbon, Portugal (1857-1862)
Awards/Prizes:
Silver medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for his e-discovery of Comet Encke 1822; gold medal of the Institut de France
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
14/06/1855
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1863-1864 vol 13 pp xvi-xix
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5276841
Royal Society codeNA3777
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1855/19Rumker, Karl Ludwig Christian: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/22/67Letter from Charles Rumker, with Professor Schumacher in Altona, to Davies Gilbert, President of the Royal Society, Somerset House, London 5 March 1830
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
MC/1/352Letter from Thomas Henderson, 1 Old Palace Yard, Westminster, [Dr. Peter Mark Roget and John George Children,] Secretaries of the Royal Society13 December 1831
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