Tomb of Urbain Jean-Joseph Le Verrier

Residents of the Montparnasse Cemetery on the Left Bank of the Seine in Paris include such household names as Charles Baudelaire, Samuel Beckett, and Camille Saint-Saens. Not quite so well-known outside of scientific circles, but certainly no less revered, is the astronomer and mathematician Urbain Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who predicted the existence of Neptune in 1846.

Author: prehistorian

Prehistorian & author