List of astronomical instrument makers

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The following is a list of astronomical instrument makers, along with lifespan and country of work, if available.

A[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Jabir ibn Aflah (Geber) c. 1100–1150 Islamic Spain

B[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
James Gilbert Baker 1914–2005 USA
George Bass early 18th century England
John Bird 18th century England
Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī 973–1048 Persia
Tycho Brahe 1546–1601 Denmark
John Brashear 1840–1920 USA

C[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Giuseppe Campani 1635–1715 Italy
Matteo Campani-Alimenis 17th Century Italy
Robert-Aglaé Cauchoix 1776–1845 France
Henri Chrétien 1879–1956 France
Alvan Clark 1804–1887 USA
Alvan Graham Clark 1832–1897 USA
George Bassett Clark 1827–1891 USA
Thomas Cooke 1807–1868 England
Robert E. Cox 1917–1989 USA

D[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
John Henry Dallmeyer 1830–1883 England / Germany
John Dobson[dubious ] born 1915 USA
John Dollond 1706–1761 England
Henry Draper 1837–1882 USA

E[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work

F[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Henry Fitz 1808–1863 USA
Joseph Fraunhofer 1787–1826 Germany

G[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Vilem Gajdusek 1895–1977 Czech Republic
Galileo Galilei 1564–1642 Italy
James Gregory 1638–1675 Scotland
Howard Grubb 1844–1931 Ireland

H[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
George Ellery Hale 1868–1938 United States
Frederick James Hargreaves 1891–1970 England
William Herschel 1738–1822 England
Henry Hindley 1701–1771 England
Robert Hooke 1635–1703 England
Christiaan Huygens 1629–1695 Netherlands

I[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Albert Graham Ingalls 1888–1958 United States
Zenbei Iwahashi 1756–1811 Japan

J[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Zacharias Janssen c.1580–c.1638 Netherlands
Al-Jazari[dubious ] 1136–1206 Iraq / Syria

K[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Jamshīd al-Kāshī c. 1380–1429 Persia
Al-Khazini flourished 1115–1130 Persia
Abu-Mahmud al-Khujandi c. 940–1000 Persia
Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (Algoritmi) 780–850 Iraq
Gottfried Kirch 1639—1710 Germany

L[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Hans Lippershey 1570–1619 Netherlands
Lala Balhumal Lahuri c. 1842 India
Ali Kashmiri ibn Luqman flourished 1589–1590 Mughal India

M[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Dmitri Maksutov 1896–1964 Russia / Soviet Union
Jacob Metius c.1575–1628 Netherlands

N[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Isaac Newton 1643–1727 UK

O[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work

P[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse 1800–1867 Ireland
Francis Gladheim Pease 1881–1938 USA
Richard Scott Perkin 1906–1969 USA
John M. Pierce 1886–1958 USA

Q[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work

R[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Georg Friedrich von Reichenbach 1772–1826 Germany
George Willis Ritchey 1864–1945 USA
Regiomontanus 1436–1476 Germany/Italy/Hungary

S[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
George N. Saegmuller 1847–1934 USA
Bernhard Schmidt 1879–1935 Germany
Ibn al-Shatir 1304–1375 Syria
James Short 1710–1768 England
James Simms 1828–1915 England
William Simms 1793–1860 England
Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (Azophi)[dubious ] 903–986 Persia

T[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Muhammad Salih Tahtawi flourished 1659–1660 Mughal India
Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf 1526–1585 Syria / Egypt / Turkey
Edward Troughton 1753–1835 England
Sharaf al-Dīn al-Tūsī 1135–1213 Iraq

U[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work

V[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Cornelius Varley 1781–1873 England
Yrjö Väisälä 1891–1971 Finland

W[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work

X[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work

Y[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Ibn Yunus c. 950–1009 Egypt

Z[edit]

Name Lifespan Country of Work
Abraham Zacuto c. 1450–1510 Spain and Portugal
Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī (Arzachel) 1028–1087 Islamic Spain

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