Caroline Lucretia Herschel

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Caroline Lucretia Herschel

Birthplace: Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death: January 09, 1848 (97)
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Place of Burial: Hanover, Germany
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Isaac Herschel and Anne Ilse Herschel
Sister of Sir Frederic William Herschel, KH, FRS; Johann Dietrich Herschel; Sophia Elizabeth Griesbach; Jakob Herschel; Alexander Herschel and 1 other

Occupation: German-born British astronomer, music teacher, singer
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About Caroline Lucretia Herschel

Biographical Summary

Caroline Lucretia Herschel (16 March 1750 – 9 January 1848) was a German-British astronomer and the sister of astronomer Sir William Herschel with whom she worked throughout both of their careers. Her most significant contribution to astronomy was the discovery of several comets and in particular the periodic comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet, which bears her name. At the age of ten, Caroline was struck with typhus, which stunted her growth and she never grew past four foot three. Due to this deformation, her family assumed that she would never marry and that it was best for her to remain a house servant. Instead she became a significant astronomer in collaboration with William...

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, "Caroline Herschel", Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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Caroline Lucretia Herschel's Timeline

March 16, 1750
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
January 9, 1848
Age 97
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
January 1848
Age 97
Gartenfriedhof (Garden Cemetery), Hanover, Germany