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 Goryu Asada

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Goryu Asada

  • Birth 10 Mar 1734 Oita, Japan
  • Death 25 Jun 1799 Osaka, Osaka, Japan
  • Burial Osaka, Osaka, Japan
  • Memorial ID 20453787

Astronomer. He helped to introduce modern astronomical instruments and methods into Japan. Asada spent the majority of his career as a physician in Osaka. Due to the exclusionary policies of the Japanese government, he was only able to access information about Western scientific theories largely through obsolete Chinese works that had been edited by Jesuit missionaries in China. Nevertheless he managed to develop sophisticated mathematical models of celestial movements and has been credited with an independent discovery of Kepler's third law. The Asada crater on the moon is named in his honor.

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  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 14 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20453787
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Goryu Asada (10 Mar 1734–25 Jun 1799), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20453787, citing Jyoshun-ji Temple, Osaka, Osaka, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .