Giovanni Domenico Cassini

1625 - 1712

Giovanni Domenico Cassini

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 in the fields of astronomy and engineering. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Domenico Cassini has received more than 328,812 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 17th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 17 out of 495Before him are Hipparchus, Ole Rømer, William Herschel, Carl Sagan, Ja'far al-Sadiq, and Charles Messier. After him are Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Robert Woodrow Wilson, Edmond Halley, Arthur Eddington, Giuseppe Piazzi, and Aryabhata.

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Among people born in 1625, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 1After him are Johan de Witt, Paulus Potter, Erik Dahlbergh, Carlo Maratta, Rasmus Bartholin, John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, François de Créquy, Gregorio Barbarigo, Thomas Corneille, Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, and Samuel Morland. Among people deceased in 1712, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 2Before him is Denis Papin. After him are Richard Cromwell, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Nicolas Catinat, Bahadur Shah I, Tokugawa Ienobu, Jan van der Heyden, and Juan Bautista Cabanilles.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Domenico Cassini ranks 324 out of 3,282Before him are Pope Benedict IX (1012), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Pope Siricius (334), Pope Benedict I (525), Simone Martini (1284), and Renzo Piano (1937). After him are Pope Gregory VI (1000), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Pope Innocent IV (1195), Pope John I (470), Pope Benedict VIII (980), and Pope Lucius I (200).


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

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