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Sheepshanks, Richardlocked

  • A. M. Clerke
  • , revised by Michael Hoskin


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...

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