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South, Sir James (1785–1867), astronomer

A. M. Clerke

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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South, Sir James (1785–1867), astronomer, born at Southwark, London, in October 1785, was the eldest son in the large family of James South (d. 1823), a prosperous dispensing chemist of High Street, Southwark, and his first wife, Sarah. His half-brother, from his father's second marriage, was the surgeon ...

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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