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Lassell, William (1799–1880), astronomer

Robert W. Smith

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/16082

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Lassell, William (1799–1880), astronomer, was born on 18 June 1799 in Bolton, Lancashire, where his father, Nathaniel (d. c.1812), was in business as a timber merchant and builder with James Gregson, a brother-in-law. Lassell's mother, Hannah, came from a Liverpool business family. The religious backgrounds of his family were Congregationalist and Independent, and ...

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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