Edmond Halley

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1742-01-14
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His recognition of Newton's work and his efforts to take it to completion gave him an important place in the evolution of Western thought.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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astronomer
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edmond halley patron was charles ii of england (Charles II of England)
edmond halley sailed with east india company (East India Company)
edmond halley worked with robert hooke (Robert Hooke)
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anton van leeuwenhoek royal society member with edmond halley (Anton van Leeuwenhoek)
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At 19, Halley sent the Royal Society a paper, "Direct and Geometrical Method of Finding the Aphelia and Eccentricity of the Planets," which brought him to the notice of the newly-appointed Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed . (Details)
Flamsteed's catalog of the northern stars prompted Halley to do a similar study of the southern hemisphere. (Details)
With money from his father and a letter of introduction from King Charles II to the East India Company , Halley in 1676 sailed on a Company ship to St. Helena (off the west coast of Africa) Britain's southernmost territory. (Details)
 

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1656-11-08
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