Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Astronomers, including Pierre-Simon Laplace, William Herschel, Benjamin Banneker, Edmond Halley and Patrick Wilson.
William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

German,British

Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace

23 March 1749

French

Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker

09 November 1731

American

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley

08 November 1656

British

Mikhail LomonosovMikhail Lomonosov

19 November 1711

Russian

Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius

27 November 1701

Swedish

Caroline HerschelCaroline Herschel

16 March 1750

German

Charles MessierCharles Messier

26 June 1730

French

Giovanni Domenico CassiniGiovanni Domenico Cassini

08 June 1625

Italian

Joseph Louis LagrangeJoseph Louis Lagrange

25 January 1736

French,Italian

Carl F. GaussCarl F. Gauss

30 April 1777

German

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert

26 August 1728

Swiss,German,French

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Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss

30 April 1777

German

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange

25 January 1736

French,Italian

Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson

21 June 1781

French

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville

26 December 1780

British,Scottish

Ernst ChladniErnst Chladni

30 November 1756

German

François AragoFrançois Arago

26 February 1786

Spanish,French

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David BrewsterDavid Brewster

11 December 1781

British,Scottish

Roger Joseph BoscovichRoger Joseph Boscovich

Croatian

Joseph von FraunhoferJoseph von Fraunhofer

06 March 1787

German

Charles MasonCharles Mason

31 March 1728

British

Friedrich BesselFriedrich Bessel

22 July 1784

German

Patrick WilsonPatrick Wilson

Scottish

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Nathaniel BowditchNathaniel Bowditch

26 March 1773

American

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed

19 August 1646

British

Johann Elert BodeJohann Elert Bode

German

Jean Sylvain BaillyJean Sylvain Bailly

15 September 1736

French

Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis

17 July 1698

French

Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot

21 April 1774

French

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Antonio de UlloaAntonio de Ulloa

12 January 1716

Spanish

Nevil MaskelyneNevil Maskelyne

Alexis ClairautAlexis Clairaut

French

Giuseppe PiazziGiuseppe Piazzi

16 July 1746

Italian

James BradleyJames Bradley
Charles Marie de La CondamineCharles Marie de La Condamine

French

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Jérôme LalandeJérôme Lalande

French

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

French

Alexander WilsonAlexander Wilson

1714 AD

British,Scottish

John GoodrickeJohn Goodricke

Colin CampbellColin Campbell
Heinrich Wilhelm OlbersHeinrich Wilhelm Olbers

11 October 1758

German

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Maria Margarethe KirchMaria Margarethe Kirch

German

Johann BodeJohann Bode

19 January 1747

German