"German astronomer Johannes Werner"
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Johannes Werner
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Johannes Werner (1468-1522) was a German priest and mathematician who lived in Nuremberg at a time when it was an imperial free city and centre of great artistry, craftsmanship and learning.   Wagner’s Mastersingers of Nuremberg celebrates this time of Renaissance flourishing.   Werner translated Ptolemy’s Geography and made the first regular meteorological observations in Germany.