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von Struve Freidrich Georg Wilhelm
2009-04-28 12:02:57

Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (April 15, 1793 "“ November 23, 1864) was a Baltic-German astronomer, and member of a celebrated line of astronomers. He is best known for his advanced observations of double-stars. He was born in Altona, Denmark, what is currently Germany. He was the son of the renowned Jacob Struve, and was the second of a five-generation legacy of astronomers down...

von Struve Otto Wilhelm
2009-04-28 11:56:30

Otto Wilhelm von Struve (May 7, 1819 "“ April 14, 1905) was a Russian astronomer of Baltic German descent. He is one of many renowned astronomers in his family. Struve was born the son of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, in Tartu, Estonia. He had two sons, Hermann and Ludwig Struve. Otto Willhelm von Struve assisted his director father at the Pulkovo Observatory and...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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