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Biot, Edouard‐Constant

Born Paris, France, 1803

Died 1850

French engineer Edouard‐Constant Biot was the son of astronomer Jean‐Baptiste Biot. He cataloged the meteors, comets, and novae that appear in ancient Chinese records. Biot's catalog was useful in associating the Crab Nebula with the supernova of 1054.