Thomas Jefferson and 30928 Jefferson - Paris, France
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N 48° 51.672 E 002° 19.452
31U E 450433 N 5412246
Quick Description: Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom (1777), the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and founder of the University of Virginia (1819).
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 10/21/2011 3:45:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMCX3G
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom (1777), the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and founder of the University of Virginia (1819). He was an influential Founding Father and an exponent of Jeffersonian democracy.
Jefferson was minister to France from 1785 to 1789,
The Statue is 10-foot-tall in bronze and was was unveiled in Paris on July 4 of 2006, the 230th anniversary of American independence.
The statue of Jefferson is the first to stand in France, where he served as U.S. minister from 1785 to 1789. It is located on the banks of the Seine in Paris’ Seventh Arrondissement, facing the Hôtel de Salm, a building that Jefferson admired and was one of his inspirations for the redesign of Monticello (Thomas Jefferson estate house). The building now houses the Museum of the Legion of Honor.
30928 Jefferson (provisional designation: 1993 TJ32) is a main-belt minor planet. It was discovered by Eric Walter Elst at the La Silla Observatory in Chile on October 9, 1993. It is named after Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and noted intellectual of the 18th and 19th centuries (http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=30928+Jefferson).
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Celestial Body: Asteroid
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