James Bradley, astronomer

James Bradley, astronomer

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Credit: BODLEIAN MUSEUM/OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: James Bradley, astronomer (1693-1762), by Thomas Hudson. An English astronomer, Bradley succeeded Halley as Astronomer Royal in 1742. He is best known for two fundamental discoveries in astronomy, the aberration of light and the nutation of the Earth's axis. Oil on canvas.

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Keywords: 17th century, 18th century, artwork, astronomer, bodleian, british, england, english, great britain, historical, history, illustration, james bradley, looking at camera, man, oxford, painting, portrait, thomas hudson, uk, united kingdom

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