Angelo Secchi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Angelo Secchi

Italian astronomer

Date of Birth: 29-Jun-1818

Place of Birth: Reggio nell’Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Date of Death: 26-Feb-1878

Profession: astronomer, physicist

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Angelo Secchi

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  • Angelo Secchi SJ (Italian pronunciation: [''and?elo 'sekki]; 28 June 1818 – 26 February 1878) was an Italian astronomer.
  • He was Director of the Observatory at the Pontifical Gregorian University (then called the Roman College) for 28 years.
  • He was a pioneer in astronomical spectroscopy, and was one of the first scientists to state authoritatively that the Sun is a star.

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