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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Bode, Johann Elert
An astronomer, born at Hamburg; was professor of Astronomy and director of Observatory at Berlin; produced a number of astronomical works, one of his best, "An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Starry Heavens;" gave name to the law of the planetary distances, called Bode's Law, although it was observed by Kepler long before his day (1747-1826).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Bode, Johann Elert'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bode-johann-elert.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.