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Huggins, Sir William (1824–1910), astronomer

Barbara J. Becker

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/34039

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Huggins, Sir William (1824–1910), astronomer, was born on 7 February 1824 in the parish of St Peter, Cornhill, London, the only child of William Thomas Huggins (1780?–1856), a silk mercer and linen draper, and his wife, Lucy Miller (1786?–1868), a native of Peterborough...

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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