Edmond Halley

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Edmond Halley
Portrait bi Thomas Murray, c. 1687
Born8 November 1656(1656-11-08)
Haggerston, Middlesex, Ingland
Dee'd25 Januar 1742(1742-01-25) (aged 85)
Greenwich, Kent, Ingland
Restin place
St. Margaret's, Lee, Sooth Lunnon
NaitionalityInglis, Post 1707
Alma materThe Queen's College, Oxford
Hauf-marrae(s)Mary Tooke
BairnsEdmond Halley (d. 1741)
Margaret (d. 1713)
Richelle (d. 1748)
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy, geopheesics, mathematics, meteorology, pheesics, cairtografie
InstitutionsVarsity o Oxford
Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Edmond[1] (or Edmund[2]) Halley, FRS (pronoonced /ˈɛdmənd ˈhæli/;[3][4] 8 November 1656 – 25 Januar 1742) wis an Inglis astronomer, geopheesicist, mathematician, meteorologist, an pheesicist wha is best kent for computin the orbit o the eponymous Halley's Comet. He wis the seicont Astronomer Royal in Breetain, succeedin John Flamsteed.

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  1. The Times (London) Notes and Queries No. 254, 8 November 1902 p.36
  2. Hughes, David W.; Green, Daniel W. E. (Januar 2007). "Halley's First Name: Edmond or Edmund" (PDF). International Comet Quarterly. Harvard University: 14. Might we suggest... simply recogniz[ing] both forms, noting that—in the days when Halley lived—there was no rigid 'correct' spelling, and that this particular astronomer seemed to prefer the 'u' over the 'o' in his published works.
  3. Jones, Daniel; Gimson, Alfred C. (1977) [1917]. Everyman's English Pronunciation Dictionary. Everyman's Reference Library (14 ed.). London: J. M. Dent & Sons. ISBN 0-460-03029-9.
  4. Kenyon, John S.; Knott, Thomas A. (1953). A Pronouncing Dictionary of American English. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster Inc. ISBN 0-87779-047-7.