- Ur·bain Jean Jo·seph [yr-ban zhahn zhaw-zef] /ürˈbɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf/, 1811–77, French astronomer.
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Not until he was satisfied, did Leverrier reveal his identity.
Leverrier gave the name "Vulcan" to the object that Dr. Lescarbault had reported.
Leverrier's faith in Vulcan, however, has remained unshaken.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy
Richard A. Proctor
Hansen's note of alarm in 1854 was echoed by Leverrier in 1858.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century
Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
So the Astronomer-Royal thought on reading Leverrier's paper.Pioneers of Science
- Urbain Jean Joseph (yrbɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ ʒozɛf). 1811–77, French astronomer: calculated the existence and position of the planet Neptune