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Zach , Franz Xavier, Freiherr von, 1754-1832



  • Existence: 1754 - 1832

Baron Franz Xaver von Zach (Franz Xaver Freiherr von Zach) (4 June 1754 – 2 September 1832) was a Hungarian astronomer born at Pest, Hungary (now Budapest in Hungary). Zach published "Tables of the Sun" (Gotha, 1792; new and improved edition, Gotha, 1804), and numerous papers on geographical subjects, particularly on the geographical positions of many towns and places, which he determined on his travels with a sextant. His principal importance was, however, as editor of three scientific journals of great value: "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden" (1798–1799), "Monatliche Correspondenz zur Beförderung der Erd- und Himmels-Kunde" (1800–1813), and "Correspondance astronomique, geographique, hydrographique, et statistique."

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Franz Xavier Freiherr von Zach letter

Mss 821160
Identifier: Mss 821160
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