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Woolley, Sir Richard van der Rietlocked

(1906–1986)

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Woolley, Sir Richard van der Riet (1906–1986), astronomer, was born on 24 April 1906 in Weymouth, Dorset, the fourth of five children of Charles Edward Allen Woolley, paymaster rear-admiral in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Julia van der Riet, of Simonstown, Cape Colony...

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(1849–)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society