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John Herschel
Sir John Frederick William Herschel, First Baron is an English mathematician, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, experimental photographer, who invented design and botanical research. Herschel pioneered the use of the Julian date system in astronomy. He named the seven moons of Saturn and the 4 moons of Uranus - the seventh planet, discovered by his father, Sir William Herschel. He has made many contributions to photography science and research into color blindness and the chemical potency of ultraviolet rays. His introductory speech, in favor of an inductive approach to scientific experience and theory building, is an important contribution to the philosophy of science.
BornMarch 7, 1792, Slough, Buckinghamshire, England
DiedMay 11, 1871, Collingwood, near Hawkhurst, Kent, England
Resting placeWestminster Abbey
EducationEton College
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge
Known forThe invention of photography
InfluencesWilliam Herschel (father), Caroline Herschel (aunt)
Notable awardsSmith's Prize (1813), Copley Medal (1821), Lalande Medal (1825), Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1826, 1836), Royal Medal (1836, 1840), Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order

About John Herschel

Astronomer John Herschel was born in England on March 7, 1792. He dies at the age of 79, on May 11, 1871.

Astronomer William Herschel, the famous astronomer who made many important astronomical observations, had a son. He also explored color blindness and worked in photography.

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John Herschel before becoming famous

John Herschel was born in the Zodiac sign Pisces (The Fish), and 1792 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Rat (鼠).

At Cambridge, he and his classmate Computer Scientist Charles Babbage made a pact to each other that they would leave the world smarter than when they arrived.

Achievement of John Herschel

He discovered numerous of Saturn's and Uranus' moons and studied UV light.

John Herschel's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

In 1829, he married Margaret Brodie Stewart, with whom he had 12 children.

John Herschel Collabed with

He built and expanded on his father's astronomy accomplishments, following in the footsteps of Astronomer William Herschel.

John Herschel Income & Net worth

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Latest information about John Herschel updated on March 18 2023.