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date: 25 February 2020

Maskelyne, Nevillocked

(1732–1811)
  • Derek Howse

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Maskelyne, Nevil (1732–1811), astronomer and mathematician, was born on 5 October 1732 in Kensington Gore, London, the third of the four children of Edmund Maskelyne (1698–1744), one of the clerks of the duke of Newcastle, secretary of state, and his wife, Elizabeth (...

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