Reference Entry

Halley, Edmond (1656-1742), astronomer

Alan Cook

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Early years, 1666-1677 | Travel overseas | London scientific life | Halley and Newton | Marine charts and public service, 1689-1703 | Charting terrestrial magnetism | Savilian professor at Oxford | Astronomer royal | Character and beliefs | Natural philosopher | Last years

Reference Entry.  4888 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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