- A. M. Clerke
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Michell, John (1724/5–1793), astronomer, was described as of Nottinghamshire on 17 June 1742, when he was admitted to Queens' College, Cambridge. He was elected a Bible clerk there on 23 January 1747, graduated (in mathematics) as fourth wrangler in 1748, was elected to a fellowship in 1749, and proceeded MA in 1752 and BD in 1761. Between 1751 and 1760 he held various college offices, including those of lecturer in Hebrew, arithmetic, geometry, and Greek. From 20 March 1760 to June 1763 he was rector of ...