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MAYR (Marius); Simon; 1573-1624; GER

Following his studies in Germany, he went to work with BRAHE in 1601 but the latter died 4 months later, so he went to Padoue between 1602 and 1605. There, it seems he helped CAPRA to plagiate a notice from GALILEI describing the use of compass. He heard about the telescope invention in 1608 and made one rapidly. He claimed in 1611 to be the first discoverer of the 4 satellites of Jupiter as he said he observed them in November 1609. This is hard to believe since he already copied GALILEI... But he seems to have recorded the first telescopic observation of M31.