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Nicholas Claude Fabri de Peiresc

Nicholas Claude Fabri de PeirescBorn: 1-Dec-1580
Birthplace: Belgentier, Var, France
Died: 24-Jun-1637
Location of death: Aix-en-Provence, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Astronomer

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Discovered Orion Nebula

In 1610 discovered the Orion Nebula, but history forgot this until 1916 when G. Bigourdan in La decouverte de la nebuleuse d'Orion re-revealed this missing tidbit.

Father: Reginaldus
Mother: Margareta (d. Jul-1582)
Brother: Palamedes (b. Jun-1582)

    Lunar Crater Peirescius
    French Ancestry

Is the subject of books:
The Mirrour of True Nobility and Gentility, being the life of the renowned Nicolas Peiresc (1580-1637), 1657, BY: Pierre Gassendi

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