Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger

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Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger.

Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger (15 June 1765 – 19 April 1831) was a German astronomer born at Simmozheim, Württemberg. He studied at the University of Tübingen. In 1798, he was appointed professor of mathematics and astronomy at the University.

He published:

  • Anleitung zur geographischen Ortsbestimmung (Guide to geographic locations), 1795
  • Astronomie (Astronomy), 1811
  • Anfangsgründe der höhern Analysis (Initial reasons of higher analysis), 1812.

In 1817, he discovered the gyroscope effect.

He died at Tübingen.

The lunar crater Bohnenberger is named after him.

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