Placidus Fixlmillner.Benedictiner u. Astronom im Stift Kremsmünster in Oesterreich. Geb. d.28. May 1721 zu Achleitenin Vord. Oestr. Gestorb. d. 27. Aug. 1791. zu Kremsmünster.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple with large margins. Plate 128 x 82mm (5 x 3¼"). Some rubbing to title area.
Placidus Fixlmillner (1721-1791) the Benedictine monk and priest who was one of the first astronomers to compute the orbit of Uranus. He joined the Benedictine monks of Kremsmünster Abbey and in 1761 he was appointed director of an observatory there. His numerous observations of Mercury were of great service to Lalande in constructing tables of that planet. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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