Pierre Gassendi

1592 - 1655

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Pierre Gassendi was a French astronomer who was the first to observe a transit of Venus. He wrote on astronomy, his own astronomical observations and on falling bodies.
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List of References (17 books/articles)

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Honours awarded to Pierre Gassendi
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Lunar featuresCrater Gassendi and Rimae Gassendi
Paris street namesRue Gassendi (14th Arrondissement)


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. The Galileo Project
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  2. The Catholic Encyclopedia

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