Roger Joseph Boscovich

1711 - 1787

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Roger Joseph Boscovich (Croatian: Ruđer Josip Bošković; pronounced [rûd͡ʑer jǒsip bôʃkoʋit͡ɕ]; Italian: Ruggiero Giuseppe Boscovich; Latin: Rogerius (Iosephus) Boscovicius; 18 May 1711 – 13 February 1787) was a physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit priest, and a polymath from the Republic of Ragusa. He studied and lived in Italy and France where he also published many of his works.Boscovich produced a precursor of atomic theory and made many contributions to astronomy, including the first geometric procedure for determining the equator of a rotating planet from three observations of a surface feature and for computing the orbit of a planet from three observations of its position. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Joseph Boscovich has received more than 284,533 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Roger Joseph Boscovich is the 28th most popular astronomer (down from 24th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Croatia and the most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Roger Joseph Boscovich ranks 28 out of 531Before her are Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Charles Messier, Giuseppe Piazzi, Johannes Hevelius, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, and Jamshīd al-Kāshī. After her are Avempace, William Alfred Fowler, Johann Gottfried Galle, Fred Hoyle, Johann Bayer, and Caroline Herschel.

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Among people born in 1711, Roger Joseph Boscovich ranks 4Before her are David Hume, Qianlong Emperor, and Mikhail Lomonosov. After her are William IV, Prince of Orange, Laura Bassi, Barbara of Portugal, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Ablai Khan, and Georg Wilhelm Richmann. Among people deceased in 1787, Roger Joseph Boscovich ranks 3Before her are Christoph Willibald Gluck and Leopold Mozart. After her are Alphonsus Liguori, Sophie of France, Carl Friedrich Abel, Louise of France, Şahin Giray, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Pompeo Batoni, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, and William Watson.

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Roger Joseph Boscovich ranks 12 out of 589Before her are Valens (328), Franjo Tuđman (1922), Valentinian I (321), Laura Antonelli (1941), János Kádár (1912), and Pope John IV (600). After her are Pope Caius (250), Saint Marinus (275), Mario Andretti (1940), Svetozar Boroević (1856), Andrija Mohorovičić (1857), and Franz von Suppé (1819).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Croatia

Among astronomers born in Croatia, Roger Joseph Boscovich ranks 1After her are Korado Korlević (1958).