Giovanni Domenico Cassini

1625 - 1712

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Giovanni Domenico Cassini, also known as Jean-Dominique Cassini (8 June 1625 – 14 September 1712) was an Italian (naturalised French) mathematician, astronomer and engineer. Cassini was born in Perinaldo, near Imperia, at that time in the County of Nice, part of the Savoyard state. Cassini is known for his work on astronomy and engineering. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Domenico Cassini has received more than 555,128 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Giovanni Domenico Cassini is the 17th most popular astronomer (down from 16th in 2019), the 378th most popular biography from Italy (down from 328th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Astronomer.

Giovanni Domenico Cassini is most famous for his work in astronomy. He is credited with the discovery of four of Saturn's moons: Iapetus, Rhea, Tethys, and Dione.

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Over the past year Giovanni Domenico Cassini has had the most page views in the with 60,980 views, followed by French (16,205), and Italian (14,635). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (76.28%), Irish (70.70%), and French (68.47%)


Among astronomers, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 17 out of 644Before him are Aristarchus of Samos, Edwin Hubble, Hipparchus, Ole Rømer, Carl Sagan, and Aryabhata. After him are Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charles Messier, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Avempace, and Edmond Halley.

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Among people born in 1625, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 1After him are Johan de Witt, Paulus Potter, Carlo Maratta, Rasmus Bartholin, John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Erik Dahlbergh, Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, Thomas Corneille, Gregorio Barbarigo, François de Créquy, and William Christoph, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. Among people deceased in 1712, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 1After him are Denis Papin, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Richard Cromwell, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Bahadur Shah I, Nicolas Catinat, Louis, Duke of Brittany, Tokugawa Ienobu, Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Nehemiah Grew.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 378 out of 5,161Before him are Gordian III (225), Pope Celestine IV (1200), Guido Reni (1575), Antipope John XXIII (1370), Vitus (290), and Archytas (-428). After him are Pope Sixtus III (390), Alberto Moravia (1907), Pope Leo IV (790), Marcus Terentius Varro (-116), Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), and Cato the Younger (-95).


Among astronomers born in Italy, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 3Before him are Galileo Galilei (1564), and Giordano Bruno (1548). After him are Giuseppe Piazzi (1746), Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835), Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), Riccardo Giacconi (1931), Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598), Girolamo Fracastoro (1476), Angelo Secchi (1818), Annibale de Gasparis (1819), and Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (1658).