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William Herschel

* 1738 in Hannover
+ 1822 in Slough/Berkshire


William Herschel Uranus      Herschel Uranus

Frederick William Herschel (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel) was a German-born British astronomer,
composer and brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, with whom he worked.
In 1781 he discovered a new planet, Uranus, the first planet to be discovered since antiquity
and Herschel became famous overnight.
He was the first President of the Royal Astronomical Society when it was founded in 1820.

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