Edmond Halley

1656 - 1742

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Edmond Halley was an English astronomer who calculated the orbit of the comet now called Halley's comet. He was a supporter of Newton.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (25 books/articles)

A Quotation

A Poster of Edmond Halley

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Aubrey's Brief Lives entry

Honours awarded to Edmond Halley
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Fellow of the Royal Society1678
Savilian Geometry Professor1704
Lunar featuresCrater Halley
Biography in Aubrey's Brief Lives
Planetary featuresCrater Halley on Mars
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. NNDB
  1. R J Wilson (A Gresham lecture - also available as a Video version)
  2. The Galileo Project

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