Jean Picard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Picard

French astronomer

Date of Birth: 21-Jul-1620

Place of Birth: La Flèche, Pays de la Loire, France

Date of Death: 12-Jul-1682

Profession: astronomer, physicist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Jean Picard

  • Jean-FĂ©lix Picard (21 July 1620 – 12 July 1682) was a French astronomer and priest born in La Flèche, where he studied at the Jesuit Collège Royal Henry-Le-Grand.
  • He died in Paris, France.
  • He is principally notable for his accurate measure of the size of the Earth, based on a careful survey of one degree of latitude along the Paris Meridian.

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