Dimitrios Aeginitis (Athens, 1862-1934)

Distinguished astronomer. Director of the Athens National Observatory (1890-1934), where he founded a department of geodynamics for the study of earthquakes; Professor of Astronomy and Meteorology at the University of Athens (1896-1934); Academic (1926-1934). In 1926, as Minister of Education for the government of Theodoros Panghalos, he contributed to the founding of the Academy of Athens and to the organization of the Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki. Most noteworthy works: General Astronomy, The Climate of Greece.