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Piazzi, Giuseppe [Astro*Index]


(1746-1826) Italian astronomer. Born at Ponte, Valtellina; died at Naples.

A Theatine monk and priest, he studied mathematics and astronomy. He established the observatory at Palermo, and catalogued 7646 stars. He discovered Ceres, the first of over 1600 Minor Planets, also called Asteroids.

See also:
♦ Minor Planet


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