Johann Karl Burckhardt
French astronomer and mathematicianDied when: 52 years 53 days (625 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Johann Karl Burckhardt (30 April 1773 – 22 June 1825) was a German-born astronomer and mathematician.He later became a naturalized French citizen and became known as Jean Charles Burckhardt.
He is remembered in particular for his work in fundamental astronomy, and for his lunar theory, which was in widespread use for the construction of navigational ephemerides of the Moon for much of the first half of the nineteenth century.