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a French astronomer and cartographer. From 1719 to 1722 he was employed at the Royal observatory, before returning to his observatory at the Luxembourg Palace. In 1725 when he was called by the Russian czar Peter the Great to Saint Petersburg to create and run the school of astronomy.
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Jacques Cassini1677, Feb 181696
 
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Edmond Halley1656, Nov 81675
 
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Nicolas Louis de Lacaille1713, Dec 281730
 
 
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James Bradley1693, Mar1714
 
 
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James Ferguson [3]1710, Apr 251720
 
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Thomas Wright [2]1711, Sep 221730
 
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Giuseppe Asclepi17061760
 
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