Famous Irish Astronomers

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 1 Sir William Rowan Hamilton

Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
Famous As: Physicist, Astronomer and Mathematician
Birthdate: August 4, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Died: September 2, 1865

Son of a Dublin solicitor, Sir William Rowan Hamilton was raised and educated by his priest uncle from age 3. Initially a master of languages such as Latin, Greek, and Persian, Hamilton began deviating to math at 16. He is remembered for his contribution to optics, Hamiltonian mechanics, and algebra.

 2 Mary Ward

Mary Ward.
Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: April 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballylin, County Offaly, Ireland
Died: 1869 AD
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 3 Edward Sabine

Edward Sabine.
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: October 14, 1788
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 26, 1883

 4 George Darley

George Darley.
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1795 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 23, 1846