Hans Geelmuyden

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Hans Geelmuyden (1844 – 1920) was a Norwegian astronomer.

He was born in Stavern.[1] He was a relative of Ivar Christian Sommerschild Geelmuyden and Carl Victor Emanuel Geelmuyden, and the family had migrated from the Dutch Republic during the seventeenth century. Hans Geelmuyden was a grandfather of the writer of the same name.[2]

From 1890 to 1919 Hans Geelmuyden was a professor of astronomy at the University of Kristiania as well as the director of the observatory there. From 1892 to his death he edited the official Norwegian almanac.[1] In all three positions he was succeeded by Jens Fredrik Schroeter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Hans Geelmuyden – norsk astronom". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Bratberg, Terje (2007). "Geelmuyden". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Jelstrup, Hans S. (1954). "Schroeter, Jens Fredrik Wilhelm". In Jansen, Einar; Svendsen, Paulus. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian) 12 (1st ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 541–543.