Albert Curtz

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Amussis Ferdinandea, 1662

Albert Curtz (Curtius in Latin; 1600, Munich – December 19, 1671,[1] Munich), was a German astronomer and member of the Society of Jesus. He expanded on the works of Tycho Brahe and used the pseudonym of Lucius Barrettus.[1]

Background[edit]

The Latin version of the name Albert Curtz, Albertus Curtius is an anagram of his pseudonym, Lucius Barretus.[2]

Together with Johann Deckers, Kepler, Francesco Maria Grimaldi, and Jean-Baptiste Riccioli, he contributed to our early understanding of the Moon.[citation needed]

He published Historia coelestis [ex libris commentariis manuscriptis observationum vicennalium viri generosi Tichonis Brahe] and Augustae Vindelicorum, Simonem Utzschneiderum in 1666.[citation needed]

The crater Curtius on the Moon was named after him.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Nobre, Sérgio R. (2007). "UM "DICIONÁRIO BIOGRÁFICO DE MATEMÁTICOS" DENTRE OS VERBETES DA ENCICLOPÉDIA ALEMÃ DO SÉCULO XVIII" (PDF) (in Portuguese).
  3. ^ L. D. Caskey; J. D. Beazley (1954). "Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Part I". The Journal of Hellenic Studies. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press. 76: 57–58. doi:10.2307/629594. JSTOR 629594.

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