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Julius Schiller

Julius Schiller

German astronomer
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Intro German astronomer
A.K.A. Coelum Stellatum Christianum, Julius Schillerc
Countries Germany
Occupations Astronomer Jurist
Gender male
Birth 1580 (Augsburg)
Death 1627 (Augsburg)
Julius Schiller
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Biography

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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http://isni.org/isni/0000000078710863
http://lhldigital.lindahall.org/cdm/ref/collection/astro_atlas/id/1142
http://www.atlascoelestis.com/epi%20schiller%20cellario.htm
https://d-nb.info/gnd/12869968X
https://viaf.org/viaf/50286653
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q72880
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/50286653
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