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Abbé Nicolas-Louis de La Caille, sometimes spelled Lacaille, (French: [lakaj]; 28 December 1713 – 21 Mairch 1762)[1] wis a French astronomer.

Nicolas-Louis de La Caille
Portrait o Nicolas Louis de Lacaille
Born 29 December 1713(1713-12-29)
Rumigny, Fraunce
Died 21 Mairch 1762(1762-03-21) (aged 48)
Paris, Fraunce
Citizenship French
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy


  1. Thomas Hockey et al: The Biographical Dictionary of Astronomers, Springer, 2007, ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0, p665