Edmond Halley

Edmond Halley
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Portrait by Richard Phillips, before 1722
Born 8 November [ O.S. 29 October] 1656
Haggerston, Middlesex, England
Died 25 January 1742 [ O.S. 14 January 1741] (aged 85)
Greenwich, Kent, England
Resting place St. Margaret's, Lee, South London
Nationality English
Alma mater The Queen's College, Oxford
Spouse(s) Mary Tooke
Children Edmond Halley (d. 1741)
Margaret (d. 1713)
Richelle (d. 1748)
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, cartography
Institutions University of Oxford
Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Edmond [1] (or Edmund [2]) Halley, FRS (pronounced i/; [3] [4] 8 November [ O.S. 29 October] 1656 – 25 January 1742 [ O.S. 14 January 1741]) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of Halley's Comet. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, succeeding John Flamsteed.

Early life

Halley was born in Haggerston, in east London. His father, Edmond Halley Sr., came from a Derbyshire family and was a wealthy soap-maker in London. As a child, Halley was very interested in mathematics. He studied at St Paul's School, and from 1673 at The Queen's College, Oxford. While still an undergraduate, Halley published papers on the Solar System and sunspots. [5]

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