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Astronomical Instrument Makers

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Astronomical Instrument Makers

A

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Jabir ibn Aflah (Geber) c. 1100–1150 Islamic Spain

B

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • James Gilbert Baker 1914–2005 USA
  • George Bass early 18th century England
  • John Bird 18th century England
  • Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī 973–1048 Persia
  • Tycho Brahe 1546–1601 Denmark
  • John Brashear 1840–1920 USA

C

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Giuseppe Campani 1635–1715 Italy
  • Matteo Campani-Alimenis 17th century Italy
  • Robert-Aglaé Cauchoix 1776–1845 France
  • Henri Chrétien 1879–1956 France
  • Alvan Clark 1804–1887 USA
  • Alvan Graham Clark 1832–1897 USA
  • George Bassett Clark 1827–1891 USA
  • Thomas Cooke 1807–1868 England
  • Robert E. Cox 1917–1989 USA

D

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • John Henry Dallmeyer 1830–1883 England / Germany
  • John Dobson 1915–2014 USA
  • John Dollond 1706–1761 England
  • Henry Draper 1837–1882 USA

E

Name Lifespan Country of work

F

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Henry Fitz 1808–1863 USA
  • Joseph von Fraunhofer 1787–1826 Germany

G

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Vilem Gajdusek 1895–1977 Czech Republic
  • Galileo Galilei 1564–1642 Italy
  • James Gregory 1638–1675 Scotland
  • Howard Grubb 1844–1931 Ireland

H

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • George Ellery Hale 1868–1938 United States
  • Frederick James Hargreaves 1891–1970 England
  • William Herschel 1738–1822 England
  • Henry Hindley 1701–1771 England
  • Robert Hooke 1635–1703 England
  • Christiaan Huygens 1629–1695 Netherlands

I

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Albert Graham Ingalls 1888–1958 United States
  • Zenbei Iwahashi 1756–1811 Japan

J

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Zacharias Janssen c.1580–c.1638 Netherlands
  • Al-Jazari[dubious – discuss] 1136–1206 Iraq / Syria

K

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Jamshīd al-Kāshī c. 1380–1429 Persia
  • Al-Khazini flourished 1115–1130 Persia
  • Abu-Mahmud al-Khujandi c. 940–1000 Persia
  • Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (Algoritmi) 780–850 Iraq
  • Gottfried Kirch 1639—1710 Germany

L

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Lala Balhumal Lahuri c. 1842 India
  • Hans Lippershey 1570–1619 Netherlands
  • Ali Kashmiri ibn Luqman flourished 1589–1590 Mughal India

M

Name Lifespan Country of work

Dmitri Maksutov 1896–1964 Russia / Soviet Union Jacob Metius c.1575–1628 Netherlands

N

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Isaac Newton 1643–1727 UK

O

Name Lifespan Country of work

P

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse 1800–1867 Ireland
  • Francis G. Pease 1881–1938 USA
  • Richard Scott Perkin 1906–1969 USA
  • John M. Pierce 1886–1958 USA

Q

Name Lifespan Country of work

R

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Regiomontanus 1436–1476 Germany/Italy/Hungary
  • Georg Friedrich von Reichenbach 1772–1826 Germany
  • George Willis Ritchey 1864–1945 USA

S

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • George N. Saegmuller 1847–1934 USA
  • Bernhard Schmidt 1879–1935 Germany
  • Ibn al-Shatir 1304–1375 Syria
  • James Short 1710–1768 England
  • James Simms 1828–1915 England
  • William Simms 1793–1860 England
  • Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (Azophi)[dubious – discuss] 903–986 Persia

T

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Muhammad Salih Tahtawi flourished 1659–1660 Mughal India
  • Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf 1526–1585 Syria / Egypt / Turkey
  • Edward Troughton 1753–1835 England
  • Sharaf al-Dīn al-Tūsī 1135–1213 Iraq

U

Name Lifespan Country of work

V

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Cornelius Varley 1781–1873 England
  • Yrjö Väisälä 1891–1971 Finland

W

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • James Watt 1736 - 1819 Scotland

X

Name Lifespan Country of work

Y

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Ibn Yunus c. 950–1009 Egypt

Z

Name Lifespan Country of work

  • Abraham Zacuto c. 1450–1510 Spain and Portugal
  • Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī (Arzachel) 1028–1087 Islamic Spain