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Maskelyne, Nevil (1732–1811), astronomer and mathematician

Derek Howse

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/18266

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Maskelyne, Nevil (1732–1811), astronomer and mathematician, was born on 5 October 1732 in Kensington Gore, London, the third of the four children of Edmund Maskelyne (1698–1744), one of the clerks of the duke of Newcastle, secretary of state, and his wife, Elizabeth (...

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Subjects: Mathematics ; Astronomy and Astrophysics

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