Vojtěch Šafařík

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Portrait of Vojtěch Šafařík

Vojtěch Šafařík (26 October 1829, Újvidék, Bács-Bodrog County – 2 July 1902, Prague) was a Czech chemist, specializing in inorganic chemistry. He wrote many popular textbooks as well as making over 20,000 observations of variable stars. His wife and co-worker Paulína Šafaříková was interested in the history and popularization of astronomy.

The crater Šafařík on the Moon is named after him, and so is the minor planet 8336 Šafařík (in conjunction with his wife).

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