Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet KH FRS (/ ˈ h ɜːr ʃ əl, ˈ h ɛər-/; 7 March 1792 – 11 May 1871) was an English polymath active as a mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, experimental photographer who invented the blueprint and did botanical work.
Mar 3, 2023 · Sir John Herschel, 1st Baronet, in full Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet, (born March 7, 1792, Slough, Buckinghamshire, England—died May 11, 1871, Collingwood, Kent), English astronomer and successor to his father, Sir William Herschel, in the field of stellar and nebular observation and discovery.
John Herschel, in full Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet, (born March 7, 1792, Slough, Buckinghamshire, Eng.—died May 11, 1871, Collingwood, Kent), English astronomer. He was the son of astronomer William Herschel. He studied at the University of Cambridge, where he met mathematicians Charles Babbage and George Peacock.
Mar 31, 2018 · John Herschel was a polymath – a brilliant mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and inventor. He produced the first global survey of the night skies, discovered hundreds of nebulae and thousands of double stars, invented the actinometer to measure the heating power of radiation, invented hypo fixing of photographs, and invented the cyanotype ...
John Herschel was an English scientist who worked on astronomy and early photography. He was the son of William Herschel. View eight larger pictures Biography John Herschel was the son of William Herschel, the astronomer who discovered Uranus. His mother Mary Pitt was the daughter of a wealthy merchant.
Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet KH (March 7, 1792 – May 11, 1871) was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and experimental photographer/inventor, and the son of astronomer William Herschel. He published several star catalogs based on his own observations, and contributed to the development of photography when it ...
Mar 7, 2016 · Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) On March 7, 1792, English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer Sir John Herschel was born. Herschel originated the use of the Julian day system in astronomy and named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus.