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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 496,677 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Giovanni Domenico Cassini is the 16th most popular astronomer, the 329th most popular biography from Italy (down from 311th 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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Among astronomers, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 16 out of 531Before him are Edwin Hubble, Ulugh Beg, Hipparchus, Ole Rømer, Ja'far al-Sadiq, and Carl Sagan. After him are Aryabhata, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Edmond Halley, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Robert Woodrow Wilson, and Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi.

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Among people born in 1625, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 1After him are Johan de Witt, Paulus Potter, Rasmus Bartholin, John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Carlo Maratta, Erik Dahlbergh, Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, François de Créquy, Gregorio Barbarigo, Samuel Morland, and Pierre Nicole. Among people deceased in 1712, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 1After him are Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Denis Papin, Richard Cromwell, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Louis, Duke of Brittany, Bahadur Shah I, Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Nicolas Catinat, Tokugawa Ienobu, and Jan van der Heyden.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 329 out of 4,668Before him are Umberto I of Italy (1844), Antonio Meucci (1808), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), Duccio (1255), Pope Sylvester III (1000), and Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378). After him are Geta (189), Reinhold Messner (1944), Pope Paul I (700), Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), Lucky Luciano (1897), and Pope Paschal II (1050).


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), Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835), Girolamo Fracastoro (1476), Riccardo Giacconi (1931), Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598), Angelo Secchi (1818), Annibale de Gasparis (1819), and Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (1658).