Argelander, Friedrich Wilhelm August (1799–1875)
Argelander was born at Memel and studied at Königsberg, being drawn to astronomy by the lectures of Friedrich Bessel. In 1820 he was appointed assistant to Bessel in the Königsberg Observatory, and in 1823 chief of the observatory of Abo, Finland. In 1839 he moved finally to the university of Berlin.
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