JOHANN TOBIAS MAYER (1723-1762), German astronomer, was born at Marbach, in Wiirtemberg, on the 17th of February 1723, and brought up at Esslingen in poor circumstances.
His next important undertaking, the restoration of Ulrich, duke of Wiirtemberg (q.v.) to his duchy, was attended with conspicuous success.
Wiirtemberg had passed into the possession of the Habsburgs, but after Philip's brief and victorious campaign in 1534 the humiliation of Charles V.
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