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Jean Dominique CASSINI

French Jean Dominique CASSINI

French astronomer

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Born: on June 30, 1748 in Paris, France
Died: on October 18, 1845 in Thury-sous-Clermont, France


Biography

Cassini was born at the Paris Observatory. In 1784 he succeeded his father as director of the observatory; but his plans for its restoration and re-equipment were wrecked in 1793 by the animosity of the National Assembly. His position having become intolerable, he resigned on 6 September and was thrown into prison in 1794, but released after seven months. He then withdrew to Thury, where he died fifty-one years later.

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