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François Arago

French mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician

1786   -   1853

country of citizenship: France
native language: Catalan
educated at: Lycée François-Arago, École Polytechnique
occupation: astronomer, mathematician, physicist, politician, scientist, university teacher
award received: Copley Medal, Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, citizen of Edinburgh, Rumford Medal, Order of the Cross of July, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
position held: member of the French National Assembly, Minister of War, head of government of France

Dominique François Jean Arago (Catalan: Domènec Francesc Joan Aragó), known simply as François Arago (French: [fʁɑ̃swa aʁaɡo]; Catalan: Francesc Aragó, IPA: [fɾənˈsɛsk əɾəˈɣo]; 26 February 1786 – 2 October 1853), was a French mathematician, physicist, astronomer, freemason, supporter of the carbonari and politician.
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Astronomie populaire (Arago)

cours d'astronomie d'Arago à l’Observatoire de Paris

author: François Arago

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