Date: 03 Sep 2014

Biot, Edouard-Constant

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BornParis, France, 1803


French engineer Edouard-Constant Biot was the son of astronomer Jean-Baptiste Biot. He cataloged the meteors, comets, and novae that appear in ancient Chinese records. Biot’s catalog was useful in associating the Crab Nebula with the supernova of 1054.