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Maximilian Hell
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Astronomer
    (May 15, 1720-April 14, 1792)
    Died of pneumonia in Vienna at 71
    Jesuit priest (1751)
    Mathematics Professor (1752)
    Wrote 'Ephemerides for the meridian of Vienna,' 'Elementa algebræ Joannis Crivelli magis illustrata,' 'Adjumentum memoriæ manuale chronologico-genealogico-historicum,' and 'De la celebration de la Pâque'
    He changed his name from Höll to Hell and shares names with Hell.
    He had 21 siblings.
    He took a long time (six months) to publish an astronomical observations on Venus causing suspicion that he manipulated data.
    He originated a theory that magnetism heals ailments, his proof was merely that it worked and he had satisfied patients.
    He shared his magnetic theories with Franz Anton Mesmer, who used it to bilk his patients.
    He may have been born on May 13th and not the 15th.
    A hundred years after his death, it was determined his astronomical calculations were correct.
    A crater on the Moon is named in his honor.
    He is honored on a postage stamp.
    The King of Denmark became fond of his work, and paid for him to go to Vardø to observe Venus.
    His observations helped more accurately calculate the distance of the Sun from the Earth.
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 37 Votes: 43.24% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 70 Votes: 65.71% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 86 Votes: 47.67% Annoying
 
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