Famous People Born In 1799

Discover the most famous people born in 1799. The list includes people like Mary Anning, Honoré de Balzac, Amos Bronson Alcott, Eliza Hamilton Holly, Alexander Pushkin and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, explorers, playwrights and novelists born in 1799. This list includes people from England, United States, Russia & France and many more countries.
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Alexander Pushkin
(The Greatest Russian Poet and the Founder of Modern Russian Literature)
Alexander Pushkin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: January 29, 1837
Legendary Russian playwright, poet, and novelist Alexander Pushkin is considered one of the most prominent figures of the Romantic era and of Russian literature. He is remembered for his poem Ode to Liberty, one of his works that led him to be exiled by Tsar Alexander I. 
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Honoré de Balzac
(French Novelist and Playwright Known for His Magnum Opus 'La Comédie humaine')
Honoré de Balzac
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: August 18, 1850

Honoré de Balzac was a French playwright and novelist. Since his works gave a detailed, unfiltered representation of society, Honoré de Balzac is generally considered one of the founders of realism and an important figure in European literature. Renowned for creating multi-faceted characters, Balzac influenced several popular writers like Charles John Huffam Dickens, Émile Zola, Henry James, and Gustave Flaubert.

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Eliza Hamilton Holly
(Alexander Hamilton's Daughter)
Eliza Hamilton Holly
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: October 17, 1859
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Dred Scott
(American slave)
Dred Scott
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia
Died: September 17, 1858
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Amos Bronson Alcott
(Teacher and Educator)
Amos Bronson Alcott
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wolcott, Connecticut
Died: March 4, 1888
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Mary Anning
(Paleontologist)
Mary Anning
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Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Died: March 9, 1847

English paleontologist Mary Anning is best known for the fossil collections she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds. She made major contributions to studies related to prehistoric life and the history of the Earth. As a woman in 19th-century Britain, she could not fully participate in the scientific community despite her brilliance. She gained fame after her death.

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Peggy Eaton
(Socialite)
Peggy Eaton
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: November 8, 1879
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David Douglas
(Botanist)
David Douglas
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scone, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: July 12, 1834
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James Prinsep
(Antiquarian)
James Prinsep
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: County of Essex, England
Died: April 22, 1840
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John Lindley
(British Botanist, Gardener and Orchidologist)
John Lindley
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Old Catton, England
Died: November 1, 1865

The son of a nurseryman, British botanist John Lindley revolutionized the plant classification system by introducing a method of considering all characters of plants. Known for his iconic work The Vegetable Kingdom, he also had a wide collection of orchids, which eventually found a place at the Kew Gardens.

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Sam Patch
(First Famous American Daredevil and Diver)
Sam Patch
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Listed In: Divers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: November 13, 1829
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Fromental Halévy
(Composer)
Fromental Halévy
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17, 1862
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Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
(Princess)
Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
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Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wolany, Poland
Died: November 28, 1848
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Christian Friedrich Schönbein
(German-Swiss Chemist Best Known for Inventing the 'Fuel Cell')
Christian Friedrich Schönbein
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Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: August 29, 1868

German chemist Christian Friedrich Schönbein is best remembered for his discovery of ozone and the fuel cell. He also discovered guncotton, or nitrocellulose, as a result of a kitchen accident. He was an apprentice at a chemical firm at 13 and grew up to teach at the at the University of Basel.

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Omar Ali Saifuddin II
(23rd Sultan of Brunei)
Omar Ali Saifuddin II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Died: November 20, 1852
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Mary Howitt
(Writer)
Mary Howitt
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coleford, United Kingdom
Died: January 30, 1888
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Ignaz von Döllinger
(Theologian)
Ignaz von Döllinger
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Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bamberg, Germany
Died: January 10, 1890
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Karl Bryullov
(Russian Painter)
Karl Bryullov
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 11, 1852

Karl Briullov was a Russian painter who played an important role in the transition from neoclassicism to romanticism. Nicknamed Karl the Great, Bryullov is best remembered for producing some of the most memorable works like A Dream of a Girl Before a Sunrise, Italian Midday, and The Last Day of Pompeii.

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Thomas Hood
(Writer, Poet)
Thomas Hood
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: May 3, 1845
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Simon Cameron
(Politician)
Simon Cameron
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maytown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 26, 1889
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Samuel Simon Schmucker
(Theologian)
Samuel Simon Schmucker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Died: July 26, 1873

Samuel Simon Schmucker was a theologian and Lutheran pastor. He played a key role in the founding of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg as well as Gettysburg College. He also played a major role in the founding of the Evangelical Lutheran General Synod of the United States of America. He was also well-known for his efforts as an abolitionist.

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Joseph Dixon
(Inventor)
Joseph Dixon
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1869 AD
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Manuel Bulnes
(4th President of Chile (1841 - 1851))
Manuel Bulnes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Concepción, Chile
Died: October 18, 1866

Chilean military and political figure Manuel Bulnes had an illustrious military career, leading and decisively winning several battles most notably the Battle of Yungay, the last battle of War of the Confederation that effectively dissolved the Peru-Bolivian Confederacy. Bulnes served as the 4th President of Chile. During his presidencies, Chile witnessed educational and cultural expansion, economic progress and public works developments.    

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William Lassell
(English Merchant and Astronomer)
William Lassell
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bolton, England, United Kingdom
Died: October 5, 1880
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George Finlay
(Historian)
George Finlay
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Faversham, England
Died: January 26, 1875
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Oscar I of Sweden
(King)
Oscar I of Sweden
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 8, 1859
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Isaac Babbitt
(Inventor)
Isaac Babbitt
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 26, 1862
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William Rutter Dawes
(Astronomer)
William Rutter Dawes
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Sussex, England
Died: February 15, 1868
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Charles Fellows
(Archaeologist)
Charles Fellows
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Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
Died: November 8, 1860
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Diego Vigil Cocaña
(Former President of El Salvador)
Diego Vigil Cocaña
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Died: January 10, 1845

Diego Vigil Cocaña was a Central American politician who served as the President of Federal Republic of Central America from 1839 to 1840. He also served as the 11th and 13th President of El Salvador between 1836 and 1838. Diego Vigil Cocaña is also remembered for his service as the seventh President of Honduras from 1828 to 1829.

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Almeida Garrett
(Poet, Playwright, and Novelist Considered as the Greatest Figure of Portuguese Romanticism)
Almeida Garrett
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
Died: December 9, 1854

Almeida Garrett was a Portuguese poet, playwright, novelist, orator, journalist, and politician. He is widely regarded as the most important figure of Portuguese Romanticism. Garrett was also a humanist and great revolutionary. A peer of the realm, Almeida Garrett proposed the creation of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art and the construction of the Queen Maria II National Theatre.

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Charles Jeremiah Wells
(Poet)
Charles Jeremiah Wells
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 17, 1879
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Heinrich Leo
(Historian)
Heinrich Leo
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rudolstadt, Germany
Died: April 24, 1878
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Mihály Táncsics
(Politician, Writer, Journalist)
Mihály Táncsics
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Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ácsteszér, Hungary
Died: June 28, 1884
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David Claypoole Johnston
(Cartoonist)
David Claypoole Johnston
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Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 8, 1865
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Nathaniel Palmer
(Hunter)
Nathaniel Palmer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stonington, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 21, 1877
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Ole Gabriel Ueland
(Politician)
Ole Gabriel Ueland
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Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lund, Norway
Died: January 9, 1870
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Gustav, Prince of Vasa
(Prince)
Gustav, Prince of Vasa
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Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 5, 1877
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Edward Belcher
(British Naval Officer, Hydrographer, and Explorer)
Edward Belcher
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: March 18, 1877

Edward Belcher was a British naval officer and explorer. He was the great-grandson of slave trader Jonathan Belcher. As a young man,  he accompanied Frederick William Beechey's expedition to the Pacific and Bering Strait. He later led an Admiralty expedition to try to find and rescue Sir John Franklin, whose ship became icebound off King William Island in 1847.

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Duchess Marie of Wurttemberg
(Princesses)
Duchess Marie of Wurttemberg
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: September 24, 1860
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Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
(Politician)
Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Knowsley Hall, Knowsley, England
Died: October 23, 1869
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Eliza Acton
(Food Writer of a Book 'Modern Cookery for Private Families')
Eliza Acton
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Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Battle, Sussex, England
Died: April 13, 1859
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Robert Livermore
(Businesspeople)
Robert Livermore
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Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Essex, England
Died: February 14, 1858
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John Dunmore Lang
(Former Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council)
John Dunmore Lang
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Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland
Died: August 8, 1878

Australian clergyman and author John Dunmore Lang is best remembered as the man who founded the Australian Presbyterian Church. He had also served as a Member of the NSW Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly. He also worked to ease the emigration of English Protestants to Australia.

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Charles II, Duke of Parma
(King)
Charles II, Duke of Parma
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: April 16, 1883
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Charles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham
(Politician)
Charles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waverley Abbey, England
Died: September 19, 1841
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Countess of Ségur
(Writer)
Countess of Ségur
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 8, 1874
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Heinrich von Gagern
(Politician)
Heinrich von Gagern
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Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bayreuth, Germany
Died: May 22, 1880
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Ramón María Narváez, 1st Duke of Valencia
(Spanish Statesman and General)
Ramón María Narváez, 1st Duke of Valencia
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Loja, Spain
Died: April 23, 1868
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Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander
(German Astronomer Known for His Determinations of Stellar Brightnesses, Positions and Distances)
Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Klaipėda, Lithuania
Died: February 17, 1875

Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander is best remembered for his research on variable stars. He served as the director of the Åbo Observatory in Finland and also released his legendary star catalogue Bonn Survey. He is also credited with establishing the Astronomical Society and won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.