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Johann Franz Encke

was born 231 years ago

23 September 1791

Johann Franz Encke was a German astronomer. He worked on the calculation of the periods of comets and asteroids, measured the distance from the earth to the sun, and made observations of the planet Saturn

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Encke/