Lipót Schulhof

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Lipót Schulhof (March 12, 1847 in Baja – October 1921 in Paris) (or, as written in Hungarian, Schulhof Lipót) was a Hungarian astronomer (from what was at the time Austria-Hungary). He was more commonly known as Leopold Schulhof (or Schulhoff), since German was the dominant language of Austria-Hungary at the time.

He studied comets and asteroids. He worked in Vienna and Paris (where he was known as Léopold Schulhof). He provided a prediction for the 1893 return of Comet 15P/Finlay, and was awarded the Lalande Prize of the French Academy of Sciences in that same year.[1][2] Schulhof won the Lalande Prize again in 1920 for his calculation, assisted by Joseph Bossert, of the orbit of the comet (12P/Pons–Brooks) discovered in 1812 by Pons.[3][4]

Asteroids discovered: 1
147 Protogeneia July 10, 1875


  1. ^ "Tableaux des prix décernés". Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences 117. 1894. p. 1006.  (The French Academy awarded the 1893 prizes on 18 December 1893.)
  2. ^ "Science Prizes". American Naturalist 28. U. of Chicago Press. 1894. p. 290. 
  3. ^ Bigourdan, G. (1922). "Léopold Schulhof". L'Astronomie 36: 84–87. Bibcode:1922LAstr..36...84B. 
  4. ^ Connaissance des temps pour l'an 1908. p. F.8.  Schulhof and Bossert wrote a 170-page book entitled Sur l'orbite de la comète de 1812 (Pons) et sur son prochain retour.