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Edmond Halley
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Born in Shoreditch, London
Born on 8th of October 1656
Died in Greenwich, London
Died on 14th of January 1742

Born 1656 . Died 1742 - Astronomer and mathematician


An astronomer and mathemetician he left for St Helena in 1676 to make the first catalogue of stars in the southern hemisphere (Catalogus Stellarum Australium, 1679). In 1680 in Paris he was observing comets and correctly predited the return of a comet last observed in 1583 - Halleys comet. In 1720 he became Astronomer Royal of England.

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