Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Stabius, Johann

Reference work entry


Johann Stabius was court astronomer to Maximilian I in Vienna.  Albrecht Dürer’s famous celestial charts illustrate Stabius’s 1515 atlas. The star positions were provided by Conrad Heinfogel.

Selected Reference

  1. Barton, Samuel G. “Dürer and Early Star Maps.” Parts 1 and 2. Sky & Telescope 6, no. 11 (1947): 6–8; no. 12 (1947): 12–13.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA