Edmond Halley

Edmond Halley
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Portrait by Richard Phillips, before 1722
Born8 November [O.S. 29 October] 1656
Haggerston, Middlesex, England
Died25 January 1742 [O.S. 14 January 1741] (aged 85)
Greenwich, Kent, England
Resting placeSt. Margaret's, Lee, South London
NationalityEnglish
Alma materThe Queen's College, Oxford
Spouse(s)Mary Tooke
ChildrenEdmond Halley (d. 1741)
Margaret (d. 1713)
Richelle (d. 1748)
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, cartography
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford
Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Edmond[1] (or Edmund[2]) Halley, FRS (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. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, succeeding John Flamsteed. He computed the orbit of Halley's Comet, which was named after him as a result.

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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