Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille

French astronomer

Date of Birth: 15-Mar-1713

Place of Birth: Rumigny, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 21-Mar-1762

Profession: astronomer, mathematician

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille

  • Abbé Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, formerly sometimes spelled de la Caille, (French: [lakaj]; 15 March 1713 – 21 March 1762) was a French astronomer who named 14 out of the 88 constellations.
  • From 1750-1754 he studied the sky at the Cape of Good Hope in present day South Africa.
  • Lacaille observed over 10,000 stars using just a half-inch refractor.

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