Laugier, Paul Auguste Ernest

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Laugier, Paul Auguste Ernest Gender: M
born on 22 December 1812 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 00°50' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°14 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°22'


French astronomer, one of two French astronomers referred to as M. Laugier.

The son of André Laugier, a chemist (1 August 1770 – 9 April 1832), he studied astronomy under François Arago. He then obtained a post in the observatory at Paris, made important discoveries in regard to magnetism, comets, eclipses, meteors, and sunspots, and made improvements in astronomical clocks. Laugier determined the exact latitude of the Paris observatory (1853), correcting previous errors. He published a catalogue of fifty-three nebulae, and another (1857) of the declination of 140 stars, and contributed astronomical papers to the Connaissance du Temps. He was long associated with Arago in researches on terrestrial physics, and was for some years president of the Academy of Sciences.

He died on 5 April 1872, aged 59, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Laugier, Pierre (born 14 May 1864). Notes: Grandkin


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Astronomy)