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Kapteyn, J. C. (Jacobus Cornelius), 1851-1922

LC control no.n 86866134
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Personal name headingKapteyn, J. C. (Jacobus Cornelius), 1851-1922
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Variant(s)Kapteyn, Jacobus Cornelius, 1851-1922
See alsoEmployer: Sterrewacht Leiden
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Employer: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
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Founded corporate body of person: Kapteyn Instituut
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Graduate of: Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht
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Other standard no.Q156892
Associated countryNetherlands
Associated placeGroningen (Netherlands)
Birth date1851-01-19
Death date1922-06-18
Place of birthBarneveld (Netherlands)
Place of deathAmsterdam (Netherlands)
Field of activityAstronomy Milky Way
AffiliationSterrewacht Leiden
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Profession or occupationAstronomers College teachers
Special noteIncludes the old catalog headings: Kapteyn, Jacobus Cornelius, 1851- ; Kapteyn, Jacobus Cornelius, 1851-1922
Found inLCCN 13-18932: Holder, C. F. Address on "The Darwin centennial", 1909 (hdg.: Kapteyn, Jacobus Cornelius, 1851-1922; usage: J.C. Kapteyn)
LC data base, 9-4-86 (hdg.: Kapteyn, Jacobus Cornelius, 1851-1922)
LCCN 09-3286: His Plan of selected areas, 1906 (hdg.: Kapteyn, Jacobus Cornelius, 1851- ; usage: J.C. Kapteyn)
Wikipedia, viewed February 9, 2021 (Jacobus Kapteyn; Prof Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn FRS FRSE LLD (19 January 1851 - 18 June 1922) was a Dutch astronomer. He carried out extensive studies of the Milky Way and was the discoverer of evidence for galactic rotation. Kapteyn was also among the first to suggest the existence of dark matter using stellar velocities as early as 1922. Born in Barneveld, Netherlands; died in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Alma mater: University of Utrecht; Nationality: Netherlands; He worked for Leiden Observatory for three years beginning in 1875. In 1878 Kapteyn was inducted as the first professor of astronomy and theoretical mechanics at the University of Groningen. Also at Groningen, he founded the Astronomical Laboratory in 1896 and consequently became the director of the facility [this was later renamed the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute]. Kapteyn fulfilled both occupational roles as professor and director at Groningen until his retirement in 1921)
Associated languageeng dut