Althans, Karl Ludwig
BornBückeburg, (Niedersachsen, Germany), 5 December 1788
DiedBettendorf, (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany), 10 October 1864
Privy Counselor Karl Althans made his mark as a mining expert and engineer, eventually heading one of the most famous foundries in Germany. Althans noticed that the lunar craters much resembled the scars left in armor plating when struck by a bullet.