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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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Günergun, Feza
Baytop, Asuman
Quinn, Terry J.
Pulkkinen, Karoliina
Ihsanoglu, Ekmeleddin
Kaçar, Mustafa
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Spontaneous Generations
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Science in Context
Istanbul University
Free Press
Nestor-Istoriia Pub.
Oxford University Press
New School University
Pavia University Press
Metric system
Standardization and standards
Science and culture
Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich
Efendi, Hekimbasi Salih
Tertemiz, Serafettin Tevfik
Delambre, Jean Baptiste Joseph
Méchain, Pierre
Michelson, Albert Abraham
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
21st century
20th century
17th century
Ottoman Empire
Convention du mètre (1875)
International Bureau of Weights and Measures
Académie des Sciences, Paris

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