Johann Georg Hagen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Johann Georg Hagen

Austrian Jesuit priest and astronomer

Date of Birth: 06-Mar-1847

Place of Birth: Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria

Date of Death: 05-Sep-1930

Profession: astronomer, university teacher

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Johann Georg Hagen

  • Johann (John) Georg Hagen (March 6, 1847 in Bregenz, Austria – September 5, 1930 in Rome, Italy), was an Austrian Jesuit priest and astronomer.
  • Naturalized American citizen he was called to Rome by Pope Pius X in 1906 to be the first Jesuit director of the new Vatican Observatory.
  • Father Hagen was also the spiritual director of Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad (1870-1957), who was baptized by him on August 15 1902 and eventually was canonized on June 5 2016 by pope Francis.

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