Dominique, comte de Cassini

1748 - 1845

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Jean-Dominique, comte de Cassini (30 June 1748 – 18 October 1845) was a French astronomer, son of César-François Cassini de Thury and great-grandson of Giovanni Domenico Cassini. Cassini was born at the Paris Observatory. He succeeded his father as director of the observatory in 1784; but his plans for its restoration and re-equipment were wrecked in 1793 by the animosity of the National Assembly. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dominique, comte de Cassini has received more than 34,670 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Dominique, comte de Cassini is the 174th most popular astronomer (down from 171st in 2019), the 2,329th most popular biography from France (down from 2,191st in 2019) and the 17th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 174 out of 531Before him are Michael H. Hart, Auguste Charlois, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Gan De, Erasmus Reinhold, and John Goodricke. After him are August Kopff, William Henry Pickering, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, Otto Wilhelm von Struve, Margherita Hack, and John Bevis.

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Among people born in 1748, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 17Before him are Christian Gottlob Neefe, Petar I Petrović-Njegoš, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Adamantios Korais, Benedict Joseph Labre, and Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot. After him are Anders Sparrman, Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Timur Shah Durrani, Francesco Mario Pagano, and John Playfair. Among people deceased in 1845, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 15Before him are Simon Mayr, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Louis-Léopold Boilly, Isabella Colbran, and Bernardino Rivadavia. After him are Nicolas Théodore de Saussure, Henrik Wergeland, Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc, Gregor MacGregor, George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Amédée Louis Michel le Peletier, comte de Saint-Fargeau.

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Among people born in France, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 2,329 out of 6,011Before him are Marcellin Marbot (1782), François Certain de Canrobert (1809), Mathieu Kassovitz (1967), Fulbert of Chartres (960), Bonne of Artois (1396), and Madeleine Sophie Barat (1779). After him are Louis Paul Cailletet (1832), Jacques Loussier (1934), Claire Denis (1946), Auguste Maquet (1813), Bernard Palissy (1510), and Charles Dupuy (1851).


Among astronomers born in France, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 17Before him are Guillaume Bigourdan (1851), Bernard Lyot (1897), Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723), Jean Chacornac (1823), Jean Picard (1620), and Auguste Charlois (1864). After him are Jean-Louis Pons (1761), Jean Fernel (1497), Guillaume Le Gentil (1725), Alexis Bouvard (1767), César-François Cassini de Thury (1714), and Rudolph Minkowski (1895).