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Alois Martin David (8 December 1757 in Zeberheisch, Bohemia - 22 February 1836 in Tepl Abbey) was a Bohemian Catholic clergyman, astronomer, and cartographer. He was rector of Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague.

Life

He grew up in Tepl. He studied philosophy, physics, mathematics, and theology at Prague University. He studied with Jan Tesánek. He was a professor of metaphysics at the University of Prague, and worked at the Prague Observatory. He wrote to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He was a member of the Royal Bohemian Society of Sciences. From 1806 to 1831, he was the secretary. He was dean at Charles-Ferdinand University. He was a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In 1815 he was appointed "Royal Astronomer".

The asteroid 6385 Martindavid was named after him.

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