Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist, c 1820s.
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Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist, c 1820s.

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Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826) founded an optical institute at Munich in 1807. His improvements to prisms and telescopes enabled him to discover dark lines in the sun's spectrum, called Fraunhofer's lines.
 

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