The Years of His Youth (1811–1845)

  • James Lequeux
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 397)

Abstract

Urbain Jean-Joseph Le Verrier was born on 11 March 1811 in Saint-Lô (Manche). His father, Louis-Baptiste Le Verrier, was an estates manager, born in Carentan. His mother, Marie-Jeanne-Josephine-Paulie de Baudre, was born in Baudre. Carentan and Baudre are two communities close to Saint-Lô; the grandparents of Le Verrier were also born in the region. The house in which he was born (Fig. 1.1) was a quite modest bourgeois home, attesting to their limited means.

Keywords

Phosphorus Mercury Europe Shipping Assure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Lequeux
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  1. 1.Paris ObservatoryParisFrance

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