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 Jérôme Lalande

Jérôme Lalande

Original Name Joseph Lefrançais de Lalande
Birth
Bourg-en-Bresse, Departement de l'Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France
Death 4 Apr 1807 (aged 74)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 4
Memorial ID 7725 · View Source
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Astronomer. Born Joseph Lefrançais de Lalande in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, he was a professor at the Paris Observatory who made important measurements of the Solar System. He devoted himself to the improvement of the planetary theory publishing in 1759, a corrected edition of "Edmond Halley's Tables" with a history of Halley's Comet whose return in that year he helped astronomer Alexis Clairaut to calculate it's position. In 1795, his staff made plots in the direction of Neptune's position in the sky and that Neptune might appear in the observation records. As a lecturer and writer he helped popularize astronomy in the 18th Century. He died in Paris, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 19 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jérôme Lalande (11 Jul 1732–4 Apr 1807), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7725, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .