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David und Johann Fabricius

David and Johann Fabricius

David Fabricius (Esens 1564 - Osteel 1617),
astronomer, cartographer and pastor in Osteel (Wikipedia). and his son Johannes Fabricius (Resterhafe 1587 - Dresden 1616), discoverer of the sunspots (Wikipedia).
Oskar Rassau
1895

Osteel /  David und Johann Fabricius   Osteel /  David und Johann Fabricius

Description

Stone statue of Urania, the muse of astronomy, represented as a sitting woman, looking at the sky, with on her lap a telescope and a map of the sun with sunspots.

Osteel - David und Johann Fabricius

Inscription(s)

dem andenken
von
DAVID und IOHANN
FABRICIUS

[coat of arms of Osteel?]

den grossen mannersn
die dankbare nachwelt

***

den entdeckern
der sonnenflecke

27 Feb. 1611.a.St.

die himmel erzahlen
die ehre gottes

psalm 19.2

Signature

O. Rassau 1895

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Astronomer
  • Astronomy
  • Cartographer
  • Cemetery (Germany)
  • Fabricius, David
  • Fabricius, Johann (astronomer)
  • Rassau, Oskar
  • Urania
  • Location (N 53°31'58" - E 7°15'53")

    Item Code: dens226; Photograph: 27 April 2014
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