Couderc, Paul

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Couderc, Paul Gender: M
Paul François Jean Couderc
born on 15 July 1899 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Nevers, France, 47n0, 3e09
Timezone LST m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°05' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°34 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 20°40'


French astronomer and a prolific author known for his popularization of science. A former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paul Couderc taught mathematics in preparatory classes at Charlemagne High School before devoting himself to astronomy. A member of the Observatory of Paris, he displayed a considerable activity as a popularizer and writer, tackling the history of the calendar and astronomy, the calculation of eclipses, the theory of relativity, cosmology and astrophysics. His work was crowned by the Kalinga Prize for popular science. He was a member of the Honorary Committee of the Rationalist Union.

He died on 5 February 1981 in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, aged 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Lescaut.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction