giuseppe piazzi

Piazzi

[pee-aht-see, -ah-zee; Italian pyaht-tsee]
noun
Giuseppe, 1746–1826, Italian astronomer.
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giuseppe piazzi

Italian astronomer who discovered (Jan. 1, 1801) and named the first asteroid, or "minor planet," Ceres

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