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.

External links

  • Bohnenberger's apparatus (gyroscope)

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