Horrocks, Jeremiah, 1617?-1641

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Dates:
Birth 1618
Death 1641-01-03
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Curate of Hoole, near Preston

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000789.0x0002a8

Jeremiah Horrocks (1618-41) of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, astronomer, inspired John Flamsteed in the creation of the Royal Observatory, 1675, and was named by Sir Isaac Newton as a crucial link between Kepler and his own work. Horrocks predicted a transit of Venus, and on 24th November 1639 was the first astronomer to see it, with the aid of a telescope. Horrocks worked on 'Venus in sole visa' until his death at the age of 23; it was published from another manuscript (now lost) by Joannes Hevelius in Danzig, 1662. An English translation was published in 1859.

From the guide to the Jeremiah Horrocks: Venus in sole visa, 1639-1641, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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  • Geometry
  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics

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