ASTRONOMER

Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc

1580 - 1637

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Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1 December 1580 – 24 June 1637), often known simply as Peiresc, or by the Latin form of his name Peirescius, was a French astronomer, antiquary and savant, who maintained a wide correspondence with scientists, and was a successful organizer of scientific inquiry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc has received more than 45,634 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc is the 96th most popular astronomer (down from 83rd in 2019), the 1,308th most popular biography from France (down from 1,223rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Astronomer.

Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc is most famous for his work with astronomy. He was the first person to use a telescope in astronomy, and he was the first person to detect the Andromeda Galaxy.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc ranks 96 out of 532Before him are Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Robert Luther, Henry Norris Russell, Edward Emerson Barnard, and Varāhamihira. After him are Tom Gehrels, George Biddell Airy, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Heinrich Schwabe, David Fabricius, and Hermann Goldschmidt.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1580, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc ranks 9Before him are John Smith, Köprülü Mehmed Pasha, Gabriel Bethlen, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Ernst von Mansfeld, and Josaphat Kuntsevych. After him are Augusta of Denmark, António de Andrade, Pierre Vernier, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Daniël Heinsius, and Thomas Middleton. Among people deceased in 1637, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc ranks 6Before him are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Ben Jonson, Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Christina of Lorraine, and Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. After him are Robert Fludd, William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Isaac Beeckman, Péter Pázmány, Pierre Vernier, and Lorenzo Ruiz.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc ranks 1,308 out of 5,234Before him are Everard des Barres (1113), Jean-Marc Nattier (1685), Alain de Lille (1117), Isabella of Bourbon (1437), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), and Mylène Demongeot (1935). After him are Maine de Biran (1766), Jean Gaston Darboux (1842), Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (1692), Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (1435), Arnulf of Metz (582), and William I, Duke of Aquitaine (875).

Among ASTRONOMERS In France

Among astronomers born in France, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc ranks 6Before him are Charles Messier (1730), Pierre Méchain (1744), Jérôme Lalande (1732), Pierre Janssen (1824), and Jacques Cassini (1677). After him are Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (1713), Jean Picard (1620), Alphonse Borrelly (1842), Édouard Stephan (1837), Guillaume Bigourdan (1851), and Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688).