26 December 1780
29 November 1872 (aged 91)|
|Awairds||Patron's Medal (1869)|
Mary Fairfax Somerville (26 December 1780 – 29 November 1872) wis a Scots science writer an polymath. She studied mathematics an astronomy, an wis nominatit tae be jyntly the first female member o the Ryal Astronomical Society at the same time as Caroline Herschel.
Whan John Stuart Mill, the filosofer an economist, organised a massive peteetion tae Pairlament tae gie weemen the richt tae vote, he haed Somerville put her seegnatur first on the peteetion.