Lemaitre, Georges

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Georges Lemaitre
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Lemaitre, Georges Gender: M
Lemaitre, Georges Edouard
born on 17 July 1894 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Charleroi, Belgium, 50n25, 4e26
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°05' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 23°14 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°28'


Belgium Catholic priest, mathematician and astrophysicist who formulated the concept of the "big bang," which has become the leading theory of cosmology. His works include "Discussion sur l'évolution de l'univers" ("Discussion on the Evolution of the Universe"), 1933 and "L'Hypothèse de l'atome primitif" ("Hypothesis of the Primeval Atom"), 1946.

A civil engineer, he served as an Army artillery officer during World War I. After the war ended, Lemaître entered the seminary and was ordained as a priest in 1923. He developed an interest in astronomy while studying biblical creation, and from 1923 to 1924, he studied at the solar physics laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He continued his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge from 1925-27. He became professor of astrophysics at the University of Louvain in 1927, and during that same year, he proposed his theory of the expansion of the universe.

Lemaître died 6/20/1966, Leuven, Belgium.

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  • Work : New Career 1923 (Ordained priest)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1923 (University of Cambridge, one year)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1925 (Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, two years)
  • Work : New Job 1927 (Professor of astrophysics at Univ. of Louvain)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1933 ("Discussion on the Evolution of the Universe")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1946 ("Hypothesis of the Primeval Atom")

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 2/3497


  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO of CBS entertainment)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor at Univ. of Louvain)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil
  • Vocation : Engineer : Industrial
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Catholic Priest)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Science : Physics (Astrophysics)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction