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1746, Jul 161826, Jul 22
an Italian Catholic priest of the Theatine order, mathematician, and astronomer. He was born in Ponte in Valtellina, and died in Naples. He established an observatory at Palermo, now the Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo – Giuseppe S. Vaiana. Perhaps his most famous discovery was the first dwarf planet, Ceres.
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01/01/1801-Giuseppe Piazzi discovers first asteroid, which is named Ceres later
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