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date: 19 February 2020

South, Sir Jameslocked

(1785–1867)
  • A. M. Clerke
  • , revised by Michael Hoskin

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South, Sir James (1785–1867), astronomer, born at Southwark, London, in October 1785, was the eldest son in the large family of James South (d. 1823), a prosperous dispensing chemist of High Street, Southwark, and his first wife, Sarah. His half-brother, from his father's second marriage, was the surgeon ...

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