Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

von Fraunhofer, Joseph

Reference work entry

Alternate Name

 Fraunhofer, Joseph von

BornStraubing, (Bavaria, Germany), 6 March 1787

Died Munich, ( Germany), 7 June 1826
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Selected References

  1. Jackson, Myles (2000). Spectrum of Belief: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Craft of Precision Optics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. (The best source on Fraunhofer’s work and historical significance. Includes a full bibliography of secondary sources, including the several biographies written in German.)Google Scholar
  2. Jenkins, Reese V. (1972). “Fraunhofer, Joseph.” In Dictionary of Scientific Biography, edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie. Vol. 5, pp. 142–144. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universtity of KansasLawrenceUSA