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Astronomer and Metrologist Fricis Blumbahs (1864--1949) (2015)


Fricis Blumbahs (Fritz Blumbach) was one of the first Latvians to acquire higher education in astronomy and he made an outstanding contribution to the culture and science of Latvia during his lifetime. He is known as a research assistant of the prominent Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev in the development of metric system of measurement in Russia, in researches in metrology and astronomy, made in cooperation with leading scientists from Western countries of that time. In his old age, Blumbahs became professor of astronomy at the Latvian University and the first Honorary Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Latvian SSR , established in 1946.

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Authors & Contributors
Quinn, Terry J.
Pulkkinen, Karoliina
Sartori, Sergio
Alder, Ken
Barany, Michael J.
Campbell, Christopher
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Annalen der Physik
Foundations of Chemistry
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Spontaneous Generations
Pavia University Press
Basic Books
Free Press
Istanbul University
Oxford University Press
Yale University Press
Metric system
Standards and standardization
Measuring instruments
Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich
Chicherin, Boris Nikolaevich
Delambre, Jean Baptiste Joseph
Efendi, Hekimbasi Salih
Foerster, Wilhelm
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
20th century
21st century
17th century
Ottoman Empire
Great Britain
Convention du mètre (1875)
International Bureau of Weights and Measures
Académie des Sciences, Paris

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