Roger Joseph Boscovich (nonfiction)
He studied and lived in Italy and France, where he also published many of his works.
He was nicknamed the Croatian Leibniz by Werner Heisenberg.
He produced a precursor of atomic theory and made many contributions to astronomy, including the first geometric procedure for determining the equator of a rotating planet from three observations of a surface feature and for computing the orbit of a planet from three observations of its position.
In 1753 he also discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon.
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- Roger Joseph Boscovich @ Wikipedia