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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Horrocks, Jeremiah

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A celebrated astronomer, born at Toxteth, near Liverpool; passed through Cambridge, took orders, and received the curacy of Hoole, Lancashire; was devoted to astronomy, and was the first to observe the transit of Venus, of which he gave an account in his treatise "Venus in Sole Visa" (1619-1641).

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

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