Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier

1811 - 1877

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Urbain Le Verrier is best known for the calculations which led to the discovery of Neptune.
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List of References (15 books/articles)

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  1. A cartoon about the discovery of Neptune

Honours awarded to Urbain Le Verrier
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Royal Society Copley Medal1846
Fellow of the Royal Society1847
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1847
Lunar featuresCrater Le Verrier
Paris street namesRue Le Verrier (6th Arrondissement)
Commemorated on the Eiffel Tower


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