Jean Chacornac

1823 - 1873

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Jean Chacornac (21 June 1823 – 23 September 1873) was a French astronomer and discoverer of a comet and several asteroids.He was born in Lyon and died in Saint-Jean-en-Royans, southeastern France. Working in Marseille and Paris, he discovered six asteroids in the asteroid belt (see table) and C/1852 K1 (Chacornac), a parabolic comet in 1852. This comet is thought to be the source of the current Eta Eridanids meteors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Chacornac has received more than 20,322 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Jean Chacornac is the 153rd most popular astronomer (up from 166th in 2019), the 2,067th most popular biography from France (up from 2,143rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Jean Chacornac ranks 153 out of 531Before him are Guillaume Bigourdan, Eugène Joseph Delporte, Hermann Carl Vogel, Bernard Lyot, George Phillips Bond, and Nicole-Reine Lepaute. After him are Jacobus Kapteyn, Jean Picard, Tobias Mayer, Vesto Slipher, Andreas Cellarius, and N. R. Pogson.

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Among people born in 1823, Jean Chacornac ranks 26Before him are Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, John Russell Hind, Gotthold Eisenstein, Konstantin Ushinsky, Joseph Monier, and Théodore de Banville. After him are Pyotr Lavrov, Ante Starčević, Archduke Leopold Ludwig of Austria, Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev, Katsu Kaishū, and Sophie Gengembre Anderson. Among people deceased in 1873, Jean Chacornac ranks 22Before him are Louis Agassiz, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Princess Charlotte of Württemberg, Pauline Therese of Württemberg, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Viktor Hartmann. After him are José Antonio Páez, Friedrich Wieck, Mary Ann Cotton, Charles II, Duke of Brunswick, Muhammad IV of Morocco, and Michael Madhusudan Dutt.

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Among people born in France, Jean Chacornac ranks 2,067 out of 6,011Before him are Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès (1812), Pierre Hadot (1922), Jean Calas (1698), Pierre Nora (1931), Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540), and Honoré V, Prince of Monaco (1778). After him are Patricia Kaas (1966), Margaret of Bourbon (1438), Yvan Goll (1891), Zénaïde Bonaparte (1801), Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1771), and Michel Polnareff (1944).


Among astronomers born in France, Jean Chacornac ranks 14Before him are Alphonse Borrelly (1842), Pierre Janssen (1824), Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Guillaume Bigourdan (1851), Bernard Lyot (1897), and Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723). After him are Jean Picard (1620), Auguste Charlois (1864), Dominique, comte de Cassini (1748), Jean-Louis Pons (1761), Jean Fernel (1497), and Guillaume Le Gentil (1725).