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PEIRESC (FABRY DE); Nicolas C.; 1580-1637 FRA

Peiresc was educated by the Jesuits and visited Padoue where he met GALILEI en 1599. He went back to Aix-en-Provence where he entered the administration of the town. He was among the first french users of the telescope and used it to observe Jupiter's satellite and to discover the Orion Nebula in 1610.