Jean Sylvain Bailly

1736 - 1793

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Jean Sylvain Bailly (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ silvɛ̃ baji]; 15 September 1736 – 12 November 1793) was a French astronomer, mathematician, freemason, and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Sylvain Bailly has received more than 235,896 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Sylvain Bailly is the 2,092nd most popular politician (up from 2,282nd in 2019), the 717th most popular biography from France (up from 795th in 2019) and the 163rd most popular Politician.

Jean Sylvain Bailly was a French astronomer and mathematician who was most famous for being the first president of the National Assembly of France.

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Among politicians, Jean Sylvain Bailly ranks 2,092 out of 15,577Before him are Amasis II, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Tiu, Benito Juárez, and Hans Luther. After him are Adolf of Germany, Wang Jingwei, Philipp Scheidemann, Mieszko I of Poland, Musa ibn Nusayr, and Edmund Ironside.

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Among people born in 1736, Jean Sylvain Bailly ranks 4Before him are James Watt, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, and Joseph-Louis Lagrange. After him are Rama I, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, James Macpherson, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. Among people deceased in 1793, Jean Sylvain Bailly ranks 10Before him are Charlotte Corday, Madame du Barry, Olympe de Gouges, Carlo Goldoni, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and Yolande de Polastron. After him are Jacques Pierre Brissot, Francesco Guardi, Madame Roland, Alexander Roslin, Charles Bonnet, and Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre.

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Among people born in France, Jean Sylvain Bailly ranks 717 out of 6,011Before him are Alexandre Millerand (1859), François Darlan (1881), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788), Georges Sorel (1847), and Raoul Dufy (1877). After him are Marin Marais (1656), Jean Giraud (1938), Robert Doisneau (1912), Louis Le Vau (1612), Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), and Raymond Aron (1905).


Among politicians born in France, Jean Sylvain Bailly ranks 163Before him are Mary of Guise (1515), Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1279), Louise of Savoy (1476), Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1725), Alexandre Millerand (1859), and François Darlan (1881). After him are Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (1490), Prince Philippe, Count of Paris (1838), Eugène Edine Pottier (1816), Rudolph of France (890), Louis, Duke of Orléans (1703), and Sigismund of Burgundy (500).