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. 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 31,248 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Dominique, comte de Cassini is the 171st most popular astronomer (up from 207th in 2019), the 2,194th most popular biography from France (up from 2,323rd in 2019) and the 18th most popular French Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 171 out of 532Before him are Guillaume Le Gentil, Jean Chacornac, Lyudmila Chernykh, Franz Xaver von Zach, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, and Antonio Abetti. After him are Robert Grant Aitken, Mashallah ibn Athari, Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, Antonio de Ulloa, Heber Doust Curtis, and Johann Heinrich von Mädler.

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Among people born in 1748, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 16Before him are Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Christian Gottlob Neefe, Petar I Petrović-Njegoš, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, and Adamantios Korais. After him are Benedict Joseph Labre, Anders Sparrman, Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, John Playfair, Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, and Francesco Mario Pagano. Among people deceased in 1845, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 14Before him are Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Simon Mayr, Henrik Wergeland, Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc, Louis-Léopold Boilly, and Bernardino Rivadavia. After him are Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, Nicolas Théodore de Saussure, Isabella Colbran, Henrik Steffens, Nikoloz Baratashvili, and Jónas Hallgrímsson.

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Among people born in France, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 2,194 out of 5,234Before him are Gaston Paris (1839), Charles Vanel (1892), Peter John Olivi (1248), Gonzalo Higuaín (1987), Jacques-François Menou (1750), and Louis Feuillade (1873). After him are Anselme Payen (1795), Henri Michel (1947), Charles Diehl (1859), Robert Surcouf (1773), Adolphe Monticelli (1824), and Jacques Villon (1875).


Among astronomers born in France, Dominique, comte de Cassini ranks 18Before him are Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Auguste Charlois (1864), Bernard Lyot (1897), Guillaume Le Gentil (1725), Jean Chacornac (1823), and Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723). After him are Jean Fernel (1497), César-François Cassini de Thury (1714), Jérôme Eugène Coggia (1849), Alexis Bouvard (1767), Pierre Charles Le Monnier (1715), and André-Louis Danjon (1890).