On this day in 1587 - January 8th - Johannes Fabricius was born.

Fabricius was a German/Frisian astronomer, eldest son of David Fabricius who was also an astronomer. In their solar observing they discovered sunspots about the same time as, and independently of, Galileo.


Mona Evans
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