Reference Entry

Herschel, William (1738-1822), musician and astronomer

Michael A. Hoskin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


The musician | The amateur astronomer | The discovery of Uranus | Pensioner of the crown | The construction of the heavens | The solar system and nearby stars | Final years, death, and reputation

Reference Entry.  5420 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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