Jean Sylvain Bailly

1736 - 1793

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Jean Sylvain Bailly (French: [bɑji]; 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 186,200 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Jean Sylvain Bailly is the 2,285th most popular politician (down from 2,105th in 2019), the 797th most popular biography from France (down from 732nd in 2019) and the 181st most popular French 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 2,285 out of 15,710. Before him are Vasily II of Moscow, Śuddhodana, Vincent Auriol, Isma'il Pasha, Mikhail Suslov, and Francis II of the Two Sicilies. After him are Emperor Go-Momozono, Marcelo Caetano, Louis I, Duke of Bourbon, Alexander Jagiellon, Senusret II, and Fausta.

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Among people born in 1736, Jean Sylvain Bailly ranks 5Before him are James Watt, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, and Rama I. After him are Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, James Macpherson, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, and Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt. Among people deceased in 1793, Jean Sylvain Bailly ranks 11Before him are Madame du Barry, Charlotte Corday, Carlo Goldoni, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, and Madame Roland. After him are Francesco Guardi, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Charles Bonnet, Alexander Roslin, Antoine Barnave, and Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre.

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Among people born in France, Jean Sylvain Bailly ranks 797 out of 5,234. Before him are Maurice Druon (1918), Jean-Pierre Cassel (1932), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Roscellinus (1050), Vincent Auriol (1884), and Charles Hermite (1822). After him are Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1279), Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725), Isabella of Angoulême (1188), Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790), Alfred de Vigny (1797), and Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573).


Among politicians born in France, Jean Sylvain Bailly ranks 181Before him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848), Prince Philippe, Count of Paris (1838), Childebert III (678), Inessa Armand (1874), Louis, Duke of Orléans (1703), and Vincent Auriol (1884). After him are Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1279), Louis Barthou (1862), Simone Veil (1927), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), Germaine of Foix (1488), and Léon Bourgeois (1851).