Peter Maximilian Hell

Father Maximilian Hell
SJ (Jesuit), * May 15, 1720 Schemnitz, Hungary (Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia), † April 14, 1792 City, Untere Bäckerstraße 779
University House (1, Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2 [Aula, now Academy of Sciences]; Maria Enzersdorf cemetery, Lower Austria), astronomer, son of chief engineer Matthias Cornelius Hell.
In addition to astronomy, Hell was also interested in magnet therapy (the alleged healing power of magnets), although it was Franz Anton Mesmer who went further with this and received the most laurels.


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