Rümker, Christian Karl Ludwig

German mathematician and sailor who interest in astronomy led him to work at Governor Brisbane's private observatory at Parramatta from 1821-1823. He was appointed the first government astronomer in 1827 and went to London in 1829 for astronomical instruments. He was dismissed from the government's service after a quarrel with the head of the Royal Astronomical Society, and did not return to Sydney. His name was often recorded as Charles or Carl Runker or Rumcker.

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Born
Stargard, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany
18 May 1788
Died
Lisbon, Portugal
21 Dec 1862
Name
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Rümker, Carl
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Rümker, Charles Luis
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Rümker, Charles Stargard
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Rümker, P. Karl
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Rumcker, Charles
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Runker, Carl
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Position
1826 - 1830