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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Leverrier, Urban Jean Joseph

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French astronomer, born at St. Lô; distinguished in chemistry before he devoted himself to astronomy; rose to eminence in the latter science by a paper on the variations in the orbits of the planets, and was led to the discovery of the planet Neptune from perturbations in the orbit of the planet Uranus; he indicated the spot where the planet would be found, and it was actually discovered a few days after by Galle at Berlin (1811-1877).


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Leverrier, Urban Jean Joseph'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/l/leverrier-urban-jean-joseph.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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