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Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, baronet (1773–1860), colonial governor and astronomer

John Sweetman and Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2538 words.

Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, baronet (1773–1860), colonial governor and astronomer, was born at Brisbane House, Largs, Ayrshire, on 23 July 1773, the eldest son of Thomas Brisbane...

Costard, George (bap. 1710, d. 1782), writer on ancient astronomy

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; History of Science and Technology; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 670 words.

Costard, George (bap. 1710, d. 1782), writer on ancient astronomy, was baptized on 20 January 1710 at St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, the son of the Revd Edward Coster, vicar of St Mary's,...

Dawes, William (1762–1836), astronomer and colonial administrator

Derek Howse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 827 words.

Dawes, William (1762–1836), astronomer and colonial administrator, probably born at Portsmouth, was the eldest son of Benjamin Dawes, clerk of works in the Office of Ordnance in Portsmouth....

Fotheringham, John Knight (1874–1936), historian and astronomer

F. R. Stephenson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1067 words.

Fotheringham, John Knight (1874–1936), historian and astronomer, was born on 14 August 1874 at St John's presbytery, Tottenham, Middlesex, the second son of David Fotheringham (1830–1918),...

Harriot, Thomas

David B. Quinn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Cartography; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1096 words.

Harriot, Thomas (1560–02 July 1621), scientist, linguist, and author of the first English book on North America, was born in Oxford (city or county), England; his parentage is unknown. As...

McClean, Frank (1837–1904), astronomer and educational benefactor

H. P. Hollis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1181 words.

McClean, Frank (1837–1904), astronomer and educational benefactor, was born at Glasgow on 13 November 1837, the only son of the six children of John Robinson McClean MP FRS FRAS...

McVittie, George Cunliffe (1904–1988), astronomer and cryptanalyst

Ralph Erskine.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Numerical and Computational Mathematics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1156 words.

McVittie, George Cunliffe (1904–1988), astronomer and cryptanalyst, was born on 5 June 1904 in Smyrna, Turkey, the eldest of three children (two sons and a daughter) of Francis Skinner...

Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor

E. A. Milne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1881 words.

Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor, was born at Ferndene, near Gateshead, on 21 June 1857, the youngest of six children of Robert Stirling Newall...

Stratford, William Samuel (1789x91–1853), naval officer and astronomer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 524 words.

Stratford, William Samuel (1789x91–1853), naval officer and astronomer, was, according to one source, born on 31 May 1790, the eldest son of William Stratford of Farncote, Gloucestershire....