Giovanni Domenico Cassini

Giovanni Domenico Cassini's Death

Born (Birthday) June 8, 1625

Death Date September 14, 1712

Age of Death 87 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Paris, France

Profession Astronomer

The astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Italian astronomer, engineer and mathematician who was the first to notice the division of the rings on Saturn and discovered four of the planet’s satellites. The Cassini Division, a 4,800-kilometer gap between rings A and B around Saturn, is named in his honor.

His career in astronomy got started when he accepted a position at a Panzano observatory, where he worked with amateur astronomer Cornelio Malvasia beginning in 1648.

He rejected Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity due to faulty results from his own experiments.