John Flamsteed

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1719-12-31
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1646-08-19
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john flamsteed a pal of christopher wren (Christopher Wren)
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john flamsteed fellow of royal society (Royal Society)
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peter i the great of russia met john flamsteed (Peter I of Russia)
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Flamsteed's mother died while he was still young. (Details)
At the age of 14 he was afflicted with an illness of the legs and knees and left school in 1662 at least partly because of this illness. (Details)
He continued to study at home, translating the parts of Sacrobosco's Spheres that he needed for his mathematical study, and read Fale's 'Art of Dialling.' (which lead him the task of calculating a table of the sun's altitudes at all hours. He had intended (Details)
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Flamsteed was the first Astronomer Royal
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natural sciences and mathematics
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astronomy
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