Nicole-Reine Lepaute

1723 - 1788

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Nicole-Reine Lepaute (née Étable de la Briere; also known as Hartense Lepaute or Hortense Lepaute; 5 January 1723 – 6 December 1788) was a French astronomer and mathematician. Lepaute along with Alexis Clairaut and Joseph Lalande predicted the return of Halley's Comet by calculating the timing of a solar eclipse and constructing a group of catalogs for the stars.The asteroid 7720 Lepaute is named in her honour, as is the lunar crater Lepaute. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicole-Reine Lepaute has received more than 41,632 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicole-Reine Lepaute is the 169th most popular astronomer (down from 134th in 2019), the 2,170th most popular biography from France (down from 1,736th in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 169 out of 532Before her are Sergey Belyavsky, George Phillips Bond, Guillaume Le Gentil, Jean Chacornac, Lyudmila Chernykh, and Franz Xaver von Zach. After her are Antonio Abetti, Dominique, comte de Cassini, Robert Grant Aitken, Mashallah ibn Athari, Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, and Antonio de Ulloa.

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Among people born in 1723, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 13Before her are Adam Ferguson, Mathurin Jacques Brisson, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Jean-François Marmontel, and Tobias Mayer. After her are Antoine Louis, William Chambers, Prithvi Narayan Shah, Mir Taqi Mir, Pehr Osbeck, and William Blackstone. Among people deceased in 1788, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 13Before her are Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Johann Georg Hamann, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Infante Gabriel of Spain, and Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After her are José, Prince of Brazil, Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Toriyama Sekien, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, Charles Wesley, and Infanta Mariana Victoria of Portugal.

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Among people born in France, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 2,170 out of 5,234Before her are Nicolas Gombert (1495), Philippe Garrel (1948), Jean-Marc Ayrault (1950), Henri Duparc (1848), Jules Perrot (1810), and Guillaume Cale (1350). After her are Jean Dieudonné (1906), Champfleury (1821), Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu (1750), Rudolf Schmundt (1896), Roger Peyrefitte (1907), and Jehan Alain (1911).


Among astronomers born in France, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 17Before her are Guillaume Bigourdan (1851), Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Auguste Charlois (1864), Bernard Lyot (1897), Guillaume Le Gentil (1725), and Jean Chacornac (1823). After her are Dominique, comte de Cassini (1748), Jean Fernel (1497), César-François Cassini de Thury (1714), Jérôme Eugène Coggia (1849), Alexis Bouvard (1767), and Pierre Charles Le Monnier (1715).