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James Bradley, English astronomer

James Bradley, English astronomer

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James Bradley (1692-1762) English astronomer, born at Sherborne, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Appointed Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford (1721). As third Astronomer Royal (1742-1762) he followed Edmond Halley as director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Bradley discovered the aberration of light. From The Gallery of Portraits, Vol VI, by Charles Knight (London, 1836). Engraving.

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