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The Moslem astronomer Nur al-Din Abu Ishaq al-Bitruji (ca. 1150-1200), also known as Alpetragius, expounded an astronomical system which revived the Eudoxan explanation and denied the Ptolemaic explanation of the anomalous motions of the planets.
Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (1786-1871) was a French-Canadian author whose historical novel, "Les Anciens Canadiens," is one of the earliest landmarks in French-Canadian literature.