Eleven Planets

  • Govert Schilling


Giuseppe Piazzi never expected to see the beginning of the nineteenth century. When he was born, on July 16, 1746, his mother had already given birth to eight children, but most of them had died shortly after coming into the world. To assure the salvation of his new-born soul, Giuseppe was christened almost immediately after his birth in the family house in Ponte Valtellina. The quick christening proved unnecessary, but Piazzi was never a healthy man, despite living a devout life as a member of the Theatine Order.


Solar System Meridian Circle Astronomical Unit Family House Celestial Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AmersfoortNetherlands

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