Georges Lemaitre

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Birthday
17, 1894
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Jun 20, 1966 (71)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1894
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Jun 20, 1966 (71)

About

Belgian scientist and religious leader who was a Roman Catholic priest and became the first person to propose the theory of the expansion of the Universe. He was also the first person to derive Hubble's law.

Before Fame

He studied civil engineering at the Université catholique de Louvain when he was 17 and served as an artillery officer in the Belgian army during World War I.

Trivia

He received the Francqui Prize which was known as the highest Belgian scientific honor in 1934.

Family Life

He was raised with his family in Charleroi, Belgium.

Associated With

Edwin Hubble was also a scientist around the same time he was and published his own velocity-distance relation theory.