Friedrich Karl Ginzel

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Friedrich Karl Ginzel (26 February 1850, Reichenberg, Bohemia - 29 June 1926, Berlin) was an Austrian astronomer.[1][2]

From 1877 Ginzel worked at the observatory in Vienna. In 1886 he became a member of the Königlichen Astronomischen Recheninstituts in Berlin, where he was offered a professorship in 1899.

In 1899 he published an important study on solar and lunar eclipses in classical antiquity.[3] His three-volume Handbuch der mathematischen und technischen Chronologie (1906–14; reprinted in 1958 and 2007) is still a standard work on calendars and ancient chronology although some sections are now outdated.

The lunar crater Ginzel was named after him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ P.V. Neugebauer, "Friedrich Karl Ginzel", Astronomische Nachrichten, 228 (1926), 335-336.
  2. ^ "F.K. Ginzel", The Observatory, 49 (1926), 348.
  3. ^ F.K. Ginzel, Spezieller Kanon der Sonnen- und Mondfinsternisse fur das Landergebiet der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften und dem Zeitraum von 900 vor Chr. bis 600 nach Chr. (Berlin: Mayer & Muller, 1899).