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Charles Messier

RolesOther, Merchant Sailor 
Date of Birth26.6.1730 - Badonviller , Principality of Salm-SalmE-WIKI
First Known Service5.1767E-WIKI
Last Known Service1778E-WIKI
Date of Death12.4.1817 - Paris E-WIKI
Burialaft.12.4.1817 - Père-Lachaise , Section 11, Paris E-WIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1751 Messier entered the employ of Joseph Nicolas Delisle , the astronomer of the French Navy .E-WIKI
6.5.1753 Messier's first documented observation was that of the Mercury Transit of 6 May 1753, followed by his observations journals at Cluny Hotel and at the French Navy observatories .E-WIKI
L'Aurore (6) 1767-1769
French 6 Gun
Other Corvette
1768 Renamed "Petite Aurore"
, as a passenger
1769 Appointed Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

as a foreigner

1778 Appointed Membre de l'Académie Royale des SciencesFWIKI
1806 Appointed Chevalier de la Légion d'honneurFWIKI
aft.1806 In return of the Legion Cross , Messier wrote a memoir devoting the great comet of 1769 to the Emperor Napoleon , born that year , which earned him criticism in the scientific community .FWIKI


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FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVarious, Web Site

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