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Giovanni Domenico Cassini
* 1625 in Perinaldo/County of
+ 1712 in Paris
Giovanni Domenico Cassini, also known as Jean-Dominique Cassini,
was an Italian (naturalised French) mathematician, astronomer and
He discovered four satellites of the planet Saturn and noted the
division of the rings of Saturn.
His observations of the lunar surface - drawings made by Patigny
from 1672 to 1678 -
lead to a Moon Map (1769) and to the realization of a large folio
atlas by Cassini IV (1786).
2020 J. Giesen