To conclude, Maria M. Winkelmann Kirch was a magnificent female astronomer who probably helped people think more of women, due to her discovery of a comet in 1702. She died a tragic death in 1720. She led a good life, and probably enjoyed most of it, if not all of it. She made history, although most people have never heard her name before. She was a pleasant woman that didn't let much get in her way. This was the life of Maria M. Winkelmann Kirch.