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Julius Schiller

Julius Schiller

German astronomer
Julius Schiller
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Intro German astronomer
A.K.A. Coelum Stellatum Christianum, Julius Schillerc
Was Astronomer Jurist
From Germany
Type Law Science
Gender male
Birth 1580, Augsburg, Germany
Death 1627, Augsburg, Germany (aged 47 years)
Julius Schiller
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Biography

Title page of the Coelum Stellatum Christianum.

Julius Schiller (c. 1580 – 1627) was a lawyer from Augsburg, who like his fellow citizen and colleague Johann Bayer published a star atlas in celestial cartography.

In the year of his death, Schiller, with Bayer's assistance, published the star atlas Coelum Stellatum Christianum which replaced pagan constellations with biblical and early Christian figures. Specifically, Schiller replaced the zodiacal constellations with the twelve apostles, the northern constellations by figures from the New Testament and the southern constellations by figures from the Old Testament.

The planets, sun and moon were also replaced by biblical figures.

Lucas Kilian was the artist who engraved the plates.

The star atlas was considered merely a curiosity and, in contrast to Bayer's Uranometria, did not gain wide acceptance.

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https://viaf.org/viaf/50286653
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/50286653
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