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Antonio de Leon y Gama

Antonio de Leon y Gama, Mexican scientist (Ciudad de Mexico 1735 – Ciudad de Mexico 12 September 1802)
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Published works dealing with experimental physics, medicine, mathematics and archaeology

Determined latitude and longitude of Mexico

Observed poles height in Ciudad de Mexico and computed accurately Solar Eclipse of 1771, being highly praised by French astronomer Joseph J. L. de Lalande  

Performed astronomical calculations about a comet (1778) that earned him recognition in Europe

Explained Aztec calendar (1790)