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Age of Enlightenment


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Friedrich Mohs
Ada Byron
Giovanni Cassini
Charles Darwin
Christian Doppler
Ben Franklin
Edmond Halley
Caroline Herschel
William Herschel
Christian Huygens
Maria Winkelmann Kirch
Nicole-Reine Lepaute
James Clerk Maxwell
Maria Mitchell
Isaac Newton
Louis Pasteur
Giovanni Schiaparelli


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