Charles Piazzi Smyth

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1819-01-03
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1900-02-21
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A working astronomer.
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unknown
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astronomy
meteorology
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charles piazzi smyth godfather was giuseppe piazzi (Giuseppe Piazzi)
charles piazzi smyth used process of louis daguerre (Louis Daguerre)
charles piazzi smyth a pal of robert stephenson (Robert Stephenson)
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william herschel anticipated charles piazzi smyth (William Herschel)
giuseppe piazzi his name given to charles piazzi smyth (Giuseppe Piazzi)
louis daguerre work used by charles piazzi smyth (Louis Daguerre)
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Charles Piazzi Smyth was born in 1819 at Naples, Italy, the second of the nine children of William Henry Smyth, who was then stationed in Italy with the British Royal Navy, and Annarella Warrington. (Details)
William Henry Smyth was a keen amateur astronomer and a friend of the Sicilian astronomer Piazzi, whose 'Palermo Star Catalogue' he proof-read and, as a result, at Charles's christening it was Piazzi who acted as godfather and after whom the child was nam (Details)
Meanwhile, after local elementary education, in 1830 Charles Piazzi Smyth was sent to Bedford Grammar School, where he remained until the age of 16. (Details)
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