Georg Konstantinovich Brauer

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Brauer, Georg Konstantinovich


Born in 1816, in Königsberg; died Mar. 1 (13), 1882, in Kronstadt. Russian mechanical engineer and optician.

Brauer studied in an optical-mechanics workshop in St. Petersburg. Beginning in 1845 he was a mechanical engineer in the optical-mechanical workshop of the Pulkovo Observatory; later he worked in the physics laboratory at the University of St. Petersburg. He made highly precise astronomical and geodetic instruments.


Novokshanova-Sokolovskaia, Z. K. Kartograficheskie i geodezicheskie raboty v Rossii v XIX-nach. XX vv. Moscow, 1967.
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