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Authorised form of nameEncke; Johann Franz (1791 - 1865); astronomer
SurnameEncke
ForenamesJohann Franz
Dates1791 - 1865
Dates and placesBirth:
Hamburg, Germany (23 September 1791)
Death:
Spandau, near Berlin, Germany (26 August 1865)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Career:
Established the movement of Encke's comet
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/06/1825
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xliv-xlvi
Notes:
DSB gives death date as 28 August 1865
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/62300957
Royal Society codeNA7256
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
EC/1825/12Encke, Johann Franz: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/211Letter from [John Frederick William] Herschel, Slough, to Davies Gilbert, President of the Royal Society21 March 1830
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