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date: 17 February 2020

Herschel, Sir John Frederick William, first baronetlocked

  • Michael J. Crowe


Herschel, Sir John Frederick William, first baronet (1792–1871), mathematician and astronomer, was born on 7 March 1792 in Slough, the only child of the marriage in 1788 of William Herschel (1738–1822), astronomer, and the widow Mary Pitt, née Baldwin (1762/3–1832?). His father was of German ancestry, his mother English....

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