Cruls, Luis (Louis)

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Cruls, Luis (Louis) Gender: M
Cruls, Ludovicus Ferdinandus
born on 21 January 1848 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Diest, Belgium, 50n59, 5e03
Timezone LMT m5e03 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Michiels
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°23' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°16 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 27°36'


Belgian astronomer who did most of his work in Brazil where he accepted the position of director of the Observatory of Rio de Janeiro in 1881. In 1878, he published his work on the planet Mars. He observed the transit of Venus in 1882 from Punta Arenas, and was one of the astronomers (along with William Henry Finlay) credited with the discovery of the Great Comet of 1882, which went on to become perhaps the brightest comet in recorded history.

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Source Notes

Stadsarchief Diest


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy