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Simon Marius (Latinized from German Simon Mayr; January 20, 1573 – January 5, 1625) was a German astronomer. He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, but he spent most of his life in the city of Ansbach. He is most noted for making the first observations of the four largest moons of Jupiter, before Galileo himself, and his publication of his discovery led to charges of plagiarism. He is also known for the first European observation of the Andromeda Galaxy.

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Name(s):
      Simon Marius
Birth:
      January 20, 1573, Gunzenhausen, Germany
Death:
      January 5, 1625, Ansbach, Germany
Discovered:
      Europa, Ganymede
Known for:
      Jupiter, Andromeda Galaxy


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Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) was a German physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany; he based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee. Historian Dustin Goltz characterized this group as having carried out “the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights”.

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Name(s):
      Magnus Hirschfeld
Birth:
      14 May 1868
      Kolberg, Province of Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia, North German Confederation (today Kołobrzeg, Poland)
Death:
      14 May 1935 (aged 67)
      Nice, French Third Republic
Known for:
      Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, Scientific Humanitarian Committee


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