The passage of Mercury over the sun was witnessed by Gassendi in 1631.
Gassendi, as sketched by Lange, is hardly to be ranked with either.
Gassendi recommends these admirable works, and Puffendorff acknowledges the depth of his obligations.
There seems to be this difference, however, between Gassendi and Maxwell.
He denied the diurnal rotation of the earth, and was attacked by Kepler and Mersenne, and accused of magic by Gassendi.
Gassendi looked at the sun on the 4th, 5th, and 6th December.
He sat at the feet of Galileo and by the side of Gassendi and Descartes.
Gassendus or Gassendi was Cyrano's own teacher of Philosophy.
Gassendi has left us an account of the library collected by Peiresc.
Gassendi assures us that of three thousand shots only one is a hit.