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Titius, Johann Daniel

Johann Daniel Titius was born on January 2, 1729 in Konitz, Royal Prussia. He was a professor at Wittenberg. He is most famous for the Titius-Bode law, which helped him find the existence of a minor planet at 2.8 AU from the sun in 1766. The planet was later named Ceres. Titius died in Wittenberg on December 11, 1796.

To his honor, the Titius asteroid in 1998 and the Titius lunar crater are named after him.

Titius Johann Daniel


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