Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Sheepshanks, Richardlocked

(1794–1855)
  • A. M. Clerke
  • , revised by Michael Hoskin

Extract

Sheepshanks, Richard (1794–1855), astronomer, was born at Leeds on 30 July 1794, the fourth son and sixth child of Joseph Sheepshanks, a cloth manufacturer, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Richard Wilson of Kendal. John Sheepshanks was his brother. Educated at Richmond School, Yorkshire...

Also in this article

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription

J. Venn & J. A. Venn, , 2 pts in 10 vols. (1922–54); repr. in 2 vols. (1974–8)
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London