Jean Bernard Léon Foucault

1819 - 1868

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Léon Foucault was a French mathematician and astronomer who is best known for his invention of a pendulum which demonstrates the rotation of the earth
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Honours awarded to Léon Foucault
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Fellow of the Royal Society1864
Paris street namesRue Foucault (16th Arrondissement)
Commemorated on the Eiffel Tower

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  1. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)

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