William Herschel

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Birthday
15, 1738
Birthplace
Hanover, Germany
Death Date
Aug 25, 1822 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1738
Birthplace
Hanover, Germany
Death Date
Aug 25, 1822 (83)

About

Famous Astronomer and composer who discovered infrared radiation, the planet Uranus, and two of its major moons, Titania and Oberon. He is also known for the twenty-four symphonies that he composed.

Before Fame

He composed twenty-four symphonies and played four instruments.

Trivia

During his career, he constructed more than four hundred telescopes and with them he discovered over 2400 objects defined by him as nebulae.

Family Life

He was married to Margaret Brodie Stewart from 1829 until 1871. He had a sister named Caroline.

Associated With

Another famous astronomer like him was Edwin Hubble.