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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Flamsteed, John

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The first astronomer-royal of England, born near Derby; his devotion to astronomy gained him the favour of Sir Jonas Moore, who was the means of getting him the appointment of astronomer-royal in 1675; from the Observatory of Greenwich, specially built for his use, he catalogued the fixed stars and supplied Newton with useful information bearing on his lunar theory; in 1675 he took holy orders, and was presented to the living of Burstow in Surrey, which he held till his death (1646-1719).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Flamsteed, John'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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