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Sheepshanks, Richard (1794–1855), 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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Sheepshanks, Richard (1794–1855), astronomer, was born at Leeds on 30 July 1794, the fourth son and sixth child of Joseph Sheepshanks, a cloth manufacturer, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Richard Wilson of Kendal. John Sheepshanks was his brother. Educated at Richmond School, Yorkshire...

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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