German-born Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel moved to England as a musician and composer. He became known as William Herschel and later made a much greater mark as an astronomer. He was knighted in 1817.
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Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel Biography
Short but informative biography by The Astronomical League.
Birth, death, and burial details with information on musical and scientific pursuits, portraits, pictures of tomb, and virtual memorial from Find a Grave.
Article from Wikipedia including biographical details, his musical abilities and astronomical achievements.
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