Maria's Tragic Death
Above is a painting of Maria at an older age.
As I said earlier, Maria wasn't in such good health anymore, so she quit her work in astronomy. Maria died in Berlin, Germany at age 50 in the year 1720. She was 21 years younger than her husband Gottfried Kirch was when he died. She still had children alive to continue her work for her. Maria M. Winkelmann Kirch was a wonderful astronomer, and I'm sure her children were very upset when she passed.