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Authorised form of nameCassini; Jean Dominique (1625 - 1712); astronomer
SurnameCassini
ForenamesJean Dominique
Dates1625 - 1712
NationalityItalian
Dates and placesBirth:
Perinaldo, Imperia, Italy (08 June 1625)
Death:
Paris, France (14 September 1712)
ActivityProfession:
Engineer
Research Field:
Astronomy; Geodesy; Hydraulics
Education:
School at Vallebonne; Jesuit College at Genoa; Abbey of San Fructuoso; Pupil of Giovanni Battista Riccioli and Francesco Maria Grimaldi
Career:
Worked in the Observatory of the Marchese Cornelio Malvasia at Panzano, near Bologna (1648); Professor of Astronomy at Bologna (1650); reconstructed the meridian at the church of San Petronio, Bologna (1653); Secretary to the Genoese Embassy to Louis XIV; Superintendent of the Waters of Bologna and the Papal States; Superintendent of Fortifications at Urbino; brought to France by Colbert to be the first Manager of the Observatoire in Paris (1669-1710); went to Cayenne to observe the parallax of Mars (1672); naturalised French (1673); travelled to Italy, where he revisited the meridian of San Petronio (1695)
Memberships:
Academie Royale des Sciences (1669)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
22/05/1672
Proposers:
Henry Oldenburg
RelationshipsSon of Giacomo or Jacopo Cassini and his wife Giulia Crovesi; married Genevieve Delaitre; father of Jacques Cassini (FRS 1698); grandfather of Cesar Francois Cassini de Thury (FRS 1751); great-grandfather of Jean Dominique Cassini (ForMem RS 1789)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Hunter; NBG; DBI
References:
Sir Gavin de Beer and Max H Hey, 'The First Ascent of Mont Blanc' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 236-255
E N da C Andrade, 'The Birth and Early Days of the Philosophical Transactions' in NR 1965 vol 20 pp 9-27
E Faure-Fremiet, 'Les Origines de l'Academie des Sciences de Paris' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 20-31
Douglas McKie, 'James, Duke of York, FRS' in NR 1958 vol 13 pp 6-18
Sir Alan Cook, 'An Astronomical Patriarch', review of Anna Cassini, Gio: Domenico Cassini Uno scienzato del Seicento in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 335-337
Sir Alan Cook, 'Ladies in the Scientific Revolution' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 1-12
Marta Cavazza, 'The Institute of Science of Bologna and the Royal Society in the eighteenth century' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 3-25, plate
Notes:
DBI says Perinaldo is in Province of Nizza (ie Nice), then in Savoy, now in France
Royal Society codeNA8383
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/C1/83Extract from a letter from Jean Dominique Cassini to P Fontenaynd
EL/C1/68Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg11 February 1676
EL/C1/74Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg23 February 1676
EL/C1/60Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg22 September 1673
EL/C1/80Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg16 June 1677
EL/C1/71Jean Dominique Cassin, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg26 August 1676
EL/C1/54Jean Dominique Cassini to Henry Oldenburg9 January 1672
EL/C1/58Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg11 August 1673
EL/C1/62Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg8 November 1673
EL/C1/59Copy of a letter from Jean Dominique Cassini to John Flamsteed11 August 1673
EL/C1/72Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg9 August 1676
EL/C1/76Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg4 November 1676
EL/C1/84Observations of the new comet from the Royal Observatory in Paris by Jean Dominique CassiniFebruary 1699
EL/C1/69Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg4 March 1676
EL/C1/86Jean Dominique Cassini to Edmond Halley 9 July 1701
M/041Cassini, Jean Dominique
EL/C1/81Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg7 August 1677
EL/C1/51Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg2 February 1671
EL/C1/67Copy of a letter from Jean Dominique Cassini to John Flamsteed11 February 1676
EL/C1/61Copy of a letter from Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to John Flamsteed8 November 1673
EL/C1/79Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg9 May 1677
EL/C1/55Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg22 June 1672
EL/C1/65Jean Dominique Cassini to Henry OldenburgNovember 1676
EL/F1/102Copy of a letter from John Flamsteed, dated at Derby, to Jean Cassini September 1673
EL/F1/110Copy of a letter from John Flamsteed to Jean Cassini 1675
EL/F1/98Copy of a letter from John Flamsteed, dated at Derby, to Jean Cassini7 July 1673
EL/O2/108Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Jean CassiniMarch 1673
EL/C1/77Jean Domenico Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg16 December 1676
EL/C1/56Jean Dominique Cassini's observations of a new planet around Saturnnd
EL/C1/64Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg7 August 1675
EL/C1/66Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg2 November 1676
EL/O2/145Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Jean Cassini30 March 1674
CLP/8i/57Paper, calculations of the altitude of the pole at Flanders and Holland by J Cassini[c17th Century]
LBO/1/84Copy extract from a letter from Jean Dominique Cassini 14 February 1665
LBO/5/34Copy letter from Jean Cassini, Paris, to Henry Oldenburg1 January 1672
LBO/3/38Copy letter from Henry Oldenburg, London, to Jean Dominique Cassini4 May 1669
LBO/7/23Copy letter from Henry Oldenburg, London, to Jean Cassini30 March 1674
LBO/7/45Copy letter from Jean Dominique Cassini to Henry Oldenburg28 June 1678
EL/A/1Letter, from Adrian Auzout to [unknown correspondent]3 March 1665
CLP/8i/9/1Manuscript, eclipses of the moon, Jupiter and comet on 6 August 1684 in Rome from J Cassini1664
CLP/8i/55/5Diagram, lunar eclipse figures 5 and 6 by J Cassini1697
CLP/8i/9Paper, eclipses of the moon, Jupiter and comet on 6 August 1684 in Rome from J Cassini1664
CLP/8i/9/2Table, observation of a lunar eclipse, Jupiter and comets by J Cassini1664
CLP/8i/55/8Diagrams, lunar eclipse by J Cassini1697
CLP/8i/55/6Diagram, lunar eclipse figure 7 by J Cassini1697
CLP/8i/55/3Diagram, lunar eclipse figure 3 by J Cassini1697
CLP/8i/55/4Diagram, lunar eclipse figure 4 by J Cassini1697
CLP/8i/32/2Diagram, sunspots and saturn by Cassini1676
CLP/8i/55/1Manuscript, observations of the lunar eclipse witnessed in Rotterdam on 29 October 1697 by J Cassini1697
CLP/8i/55Paper,observations of the lunar eclipse witnessed in Rotterdam on 29 October 1697 by J Cassini1697
CLP/8i/55/7Diagrams, lunar eclipse by J Cassini1697
CLP/8i/55/2Diagram, lunar eclipse figure 2 by J Cassini1697
CLP/8i/56Observations of the transit of Mercury across the Sun witnessed at Rotterdam on 3 November 1697 by J Cassini1697
EL/O2/130Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Jean Cassini11 September 1673
EL/C1/73Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg12 February 1676
EL/C1/75Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg24 October 1676
CLP/8i/32Paper, observations of saturn with figures of sun spots and division in ring of saturn by Cassini1676
EL/C1/63Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg28 June 1674
EL/C1/70Jean Dominique Cassini to Henry Oldenburg25 July 1676
EL/C1/82Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to John Flamsteed15 June 1682
EL/C1/52Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg20 August 1671
EL/F1/117Copy of a letter from John Flamsteed, dated at Greenwich, to Jean Cassini1675
EL/O2/55Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Jean Cassini26 August 1671
EL/O2/152Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Jean Cassini9 December 1674
EL/C1/49Letter from Jean Dominique Cassini 14 February 1665
EL/C1/50Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg10 June 1669
EL/C1/78Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg2 January 1677
CLP/8i/30Paper, 'A new theory for the moon' by J D Cassini[c17th Century]
EL/C1/85Jacques Cassini, dated at Paris, to Hans Sloane20 August 1700
CLP/8i/32/1Manuscript, observations of saturn with figures of sun spots and division in ring of saturn by Cassini1676
EL/A/8Letter, from Adrian Auzout to Henry Justel, dated at Paris27 January 1666
EL/C1/57Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg25 March 1673
EL/O1/113Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Jean Cassini4 May 1669
EL/C1/53Jean Dominique Cassini, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg23 April 1672
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