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Kratzer, Nicolaus (b. 1486/1487, d. after 1550), astronomer and maker of scientific instruments

Gunther Oestmann

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15808

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Kratzer, Nicolaus (b. 1486/1487, d. after 1550), astronomer and maker of scientific instruments, was born in Munich, probably the son of a saw smith, named Hans. The date of his birth can only be deduced from a portrait by Hans Holbein the younger from 1528 (Paris, Louvre), which bears the ...

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