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Auguste Charlois

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Auguste Charlois
3 Avenue Marx Dormoy,
La Cadière-d'Azur[1][2]
Born(1864-11-26)November 26, 1864
DiedMarch 26, 1910(1910-03-26) (aged 45)
AwardsPrix Jules Janssen
Valz Prize

Auguste Honoré Charlois (26 November 186426 March 1910) was a French astronomer who discovered 99 asteroids while working in Nice, France.[3]

He first discovered the asteroid 267 Tirza in 1887. He was awarded the Valz Prize by the French Academy of Sciences in 1889 for his work on calculating asteroid orbits.[4] He was also awarded the Prix Jules Janssen, the highest award of the Société astronomique de France in 1899.

Murder[change | change source]

When he was 45 years old, he was murdered by Gabriel Brengues, over an inheritance by the death of Jeanne (née Brengues). The man was found guilty and given a life sentence of hard labor in New Caledonia.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. martan. "Var (83) - Guide National des Maisons Natales". over-blog.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. "3 Av. Marx Dormoy · 3 Av. Marx Dormoy, 83740 La Cadière-d'Azur, France". 3 Av. Marx Dormoy · 3 Av. Marx Dormoy, 83740 La Cadière-d'Azur, France.
  3. Godillon, D. (1968). "Initiation élémentaire à l'astronomie : IX. Les astéroïdes". L'Astronomie. 82: 359–363. Bibcode:1968LAstr..82..359G.
  4. "Charlois, l'astronome assassiné". wordpress.com. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2019.