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Nicole-Reine Lepaute

1723 - 1788

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Nicole-Reine Lepaute (French pronunciation: ​[nikɔl ʁɛn ləpot]) née Étable de la Brière, also erroneously known as Hortense Lepaute, (5 January 1723 – 6 December 1788) was a French astronomer and human computer. Lepaute along with Alexis Clairaut and Jérôme Lalande calculated the date of the return of Halley's Comet. Her other astronomical feats include calculating the 1764 solar eclipse and producing almanacs from 1759 to 1783. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicole-Reine Lepaute has received more than 46,648 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Nicole-Reine Lepaute is the 152nd most popular astronomer (up from 169th in 2019), the 2,060th most popular biography from France (up from 2,167th in 2019) and the 13th most popular French Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 152 out of 531Before her are Peter Andreas Hansen, Guillaume Bigourdan, Eugène Joseph Delporte, Hermann Carl Vogel, Bernard Lyot, and George Phillips Bond. After her are Jean Chacornac, Jacobus Kapteyn, Jean Picard, Tobias Mayer, Vesto Slipher, and Andreas Cellarius.

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Among people born in 1723, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 12Before her are Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Adam Ferguson, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Jean-François Marmontel, and Prithvi Narayan Shah. After her are Tobias Mayer, Princess Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, Antoine Louis, Mir Taqi Mir, Princess Mary of Great Britain, and Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm. Among people deceased in 1788, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 14Before her are Johann Georg Hamann, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Infante Gabriel of Spain, José, Prince of Brazil, and Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After her are Toriyama Sekien, Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Giovanni Domenico Maraldi, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, Pierre André de Suffren, and Infanta Mariana Victoria of Portugal.

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Among people born in France, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 2,060 out of 6,011Before her are Blanche of France, Duchess of Austria (1278), Amédée Ozenfant (1886), Danielle Mitterrand (1924), Jacques Tourneur (1904), Jacques Cazotte (1719), and Hugh of Châteauneuf (1053). After her 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).


Among astronomers born in France, Nicole-Reine Lepaute ranks 13Before her are Édouard Stephan (1837), Alphonse Borrelly (1842), Pierre Janssen (1824), Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Guillaume Bigourdan (1851), and Bernard Lyot (1897). After her are Jean Chacornac (1823), Jean Picard (1620), Auguste Charlois (1864), Dominique, comte de Cassini (1748), Jean-Louis Pons (1761), and Jean Fernel (1497).