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CHÉSEAUX (DE); Phillipe L.; 1718-1751; SWI

Independant observer and discoverer, De Chéseaux established a list of 21 nebulae which was presented by REAUMUR to the "Académie Française des Sciences" in 1746. This list contained 8 personnal discoveries. He was the first to speak about what was to become OLBERS's paradox ("dark night").