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Wilhelm Friedrich Herschel, British astronomer and composer

Wilhelm Friedrich Herschel, British astronomer and composer

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Sir Wilhelm Friedrich Herschel, German-born British astronomer and composer, 19th century. Herschel (1738-1822) became famous for discovering the planet Uranus, and made many other astronomical discoveries. Here he holds a diagram marked The Georgian Planet With its Satellites, probably a reference to his discovery of Uranus in 1781. Artist: E Scriven.

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