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Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (4 April 1688 - 1768) was a French astronomer. April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... // Events A high-powered conspiracy of notables, the Immortal Seven, invite William and Mary to depose James II of England. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... An astronomer or astrophysicist is a person whose area of interest is astronomy or astrophysics. ...


One of the 11 sons of Claude Delisle (1644-1720), Joseph-Nicolas was born in Paris. As with many of his brothers, among them Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726), he initially followed classical studies. Soon, however, he moved into astronomy under the supervision of J. Lietaud and, sparely, Jacques Cassini (1677-1756). He entered the French Academy of Science as pupil of Giandomenico Maraldi (1709-1788). Though he was a good scientist and member of a wealthy family he did not have much money. Part of the Paris skyline with from left to right: Montparnasse Tower, Eiffel Tower, and in the background, towers of neighboring La Défense. ... Guillaume Delisle (February 28, 1675 - January 25, 1726) was a French cartographer, born in Paris, France (he also died there). ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula. ... Jacques Cassini (February 8, 1677 - April 18, 1756) was a French astronomer, son of Giovanni Domenico Cassini Cassini was born at the Paris Observatory. ... The French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences) is a learned society, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, to encourage and protect the spirit of French scientific research. ...


His life changed radically when he was called by the Russian czar Peter the Great to St. Petersburg to create and run the school of astronomy. Here he became quite rich and famous, to such an extent that when he returned to Paris in 1747, he received the title of Astronomer from the Academy and created his own observatory in the palace of Cluny, later made famous by Charles Messier. Delisle, mostly known for a temperature scale invented in 1732, died in Paris on 1768. Peter was a tall figure, with an extremely striking build of 2. ... Several places in the United States of America have the name Petersburg: Petersburg, Alaska Petersburg, Illinois Petersburg, Indiana Petersburg, Iowa Petersburg, Michigan Petersburg, Nebraska Petersburg, Ohio Petersburg, Virginia Petersburg, West Virginia Slight variations appear in the names of: Petersburgh, New York Saint Petersburg, Russia Saint Petersburg, Florida Petersburg was the... // Events January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Dock Hospital April 9 - The Scottish Jacobite Lord Lovat was beheaded by axe on Tower Hill, London, for high treason; he was the last man to be executed in this way in Britain May 14 - First battle of Cape... Cluny nowadays The town of Cluny or Clugny lies in the modern-day département of Saône-et-Loire in the région of France, near Mâcon. ... Charles Messier Charles Messier (June 26, 1730 – April 12, 1817) was a French astronomer who in 1774 published a catalogue of 45 deep sky objects such as nebulae and star clusters. ... The Delisle scale is a temperature scale invented in 1732 by the French astronomer Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688–1768). ... Events February 23 - First performance of Handels Orlando, in London June 9 - James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The Delisle crater on the Moon is named for him. Delisle is a small lunar crater in the western part of the Mare Imbrium. ... The term Luna can refer to the Earths Moon. ...


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Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (4 April 1688 - 1768) was a French astronomer.
One of the 11 sons of Claude Delisle (1644-1720), Joseph-Nicolas was born in Paris.
Delisle, mostly known for a temperature scale invented in 1732, died in Paris on 1768.
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