John Frederick William Herschel

1792 - 1871

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John Herschel was an English scientist who worked on astronomy and early photography. He was the son of William Herschel.
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List of References (15 books/articles)

A Poster of John Herschel

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to John Herschel
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Fellow of the Royal Society1813
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1820
Royal Society Bakerian lecturer1823
Royal Society Royal Medal1833, 1836 and 1840
Royal Society Copley Medal1821 and 1847
Lunar featuresCrater J Herschel
Planetary featuresCrater Herschel on Mars


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
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  1. NAHSTE

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