Viktor Knorre, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Viktor Knorre


Date of Birth: 04-Oct-1840

Place of Birth: Mykolaiv, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Ukraine

Date of Death: 25-Aug-1919

Profession: astronomer, chess player

Nationality: German Empire

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Viktor Knorre

  • Viktor Karlovich Knorre Russian: ?????? ???????? ??????(4 October 1840 – 25 August 1919) was a Russian astronomer of German ethnic origin.
  • He worked in Nikolaev, Pulkovo and Berlin and is best known for having discovered 158 Koronis and three other minor planets.
  • Knorre's father, Karl Friedrich Knorre, and grandfather, Ernst Friedrich Knorre, were also prominent astronomers.
  • Recently, the main-belt asteroid 14339 Knorre was named in honor of the three generations of Knorre astronomers.

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