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Herschel, Caroline Lucretialocked

(1750–1848)
  • Michael Hoskin

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Herschel, Caroline Lucretia (1750–1848), astronomer, was born at Hanover on 16 March 1750, the eighth child and fourth daughter of Isaac Herschel (1707–1767) and his wife, Anna Ilse Moritzen, of Neustadt. Isaac, a former gardener, was an oboist in the Hanoverian foot guards...

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Royal Astronomical Society, London